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Fair and Transparent Use of Our Tax

By |2014-01-27T16:09:50+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

I Will Work For: Fair distribution of Council resources across the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council area A proportion of the Council’s annual budget to be set aside each year for projects decided on by residents in each Council area, in line with their priorities, and establishing a system to make that happen. A clear strategy through which the Council will use its powers to vary or amend the level of the Local Property Tax as needed.

Great Local Community Services to Meet Our Changing Needs

By |2014-01-27T16:11:26+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

I truly believe that Council services should respond to the range of local needs by designing services in partnership with the community with a focus on providing truly great local community services. I Will Work For: Profiling community needs to inform the planning of services Further education and training opportunities targeted to local need Plans to support unemployed young people to find and create local opportunities for employment, training or entrepreneurship Support services to ensure that all groups can be part of local community life Business supports to invigorate job creation in [...]

Imaginative, Sustainable Local Planning

By |2014-01-27T16:12:57+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Safe, attractive neighbourhoods and vibrant, inclusive communities are at the heart of local life. Local planning services work best when they are designed around communities, where people can identify their particular concerns and help to plan for improvements. We need imaginative community planning with the people that live in our area – for example, young people should be involved in creating the public spaces and services that they need. Let’s focus on what’s important to us – from our local environment, to cultural and social amenities, to supporting local businesses. I Will [...]

Real Local Democracy

By |2014-01-27T16:14:31+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Real local democracy means that local residents and groups have a meaningful say in what happens in their area and make the important choices about their community. There must be a new commitment to citizen participation at local level. In the digital age, good communication and easy access to information is a right. I Will Work For: Regular, accessible information about the work of the Council for all local residents Smart and active use of social media for information, participation and debate on local issues Consultation and engagement with children and young [...]