Our Alder(wo)men and School Committee Members are elected to represent us. In order to do that, they need to hear from us and let us know what’s going on at City Hall. This gets me wondering if there’s a good way to score / track / rate them on how well they communicate with constituents. Perhaps you and I can come up with a set of criteria and then collectively keep tabs on how they’re doing.
Here’s a first draft of criteria:
- How often does s/he hold office hours?
- How easy is it to reach her/him by phone?
- How long does it take her/him to return a call? an email?
- Does s/he maintain an email list? How often are messages sent?