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Technological Democracy

Friday, February 10th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon I met with County Supervisor Joanne Dittes Yepsen and Shane Williams-Ness to talk about accessibility and openness in government, and how we can leverage technology to help make Supervisor Yepsen more accessible to her constituents here in Saratoga Springs. We cooked up some pretty exciting ideas, and I’m looking forward to helping her implement them. Stay tuned… it’s technological Democracy action!

Three years ago today I was frustrated with my then-landlord Al, who called me Dave and never bothered fixing anything when it broke in our lovely basement apartment. I’m glad the days of renting are over.

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  • 1 Ben Arnold // Feb 10, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Dear Gabe,

    I believe you truly want to support good policy making, and I hope you can enable the leaders of the City to be more open. But since you seem to have an “in” with the local Democrats, could you please provide some clarification on their “smart growth” stance? (see today’s Saratogian) What is so smart about discouraging growth in an urbanized area like Saratoga Springs? This only encourages growth in outlying, rural areas. What is so smart about discouraging a regional water system? This is where the City’s anti-growth policies are forcing people to live. Smart Growth is about regional solutions and regional planning.
    Dont take my word for it, just google “smart growth” and see what you get.