If you are the type of District 8 eNews reader who knows which police beat patrols your neighborhood, when your street was last paved and where the closest short term rental to your home is located – or if you are considering a career on the Metro Council – then I think you will like and I encourage you to check out the newly revamped District 8 website. We have tidied up our menus and pages – including, specifically, District 8 Data & Documents – to make it easier to learn about our community and local (and hyperlocal) government. We have reorganized and embedded special features in our home page to make it more engaging: Twitter and Instagram feeds; rotating surveys – our new Bardstown Road business attraction survey is pushing 900 responses(!); the latest episode of our Eight More Miles podcast (currently: with guest Tom Fitzgerald, just out today!); and because it is almost that time again, direct links to the city budget and Metro Council meetings information. We have also changed over to the city’s new service request system and aggregated all the district’s neighborhood newsletters in one place, so you can peruse your uberlocal periodical when you are finished with this one. Finally, we have posted new strategic plan updates and will refresh our key performance measures and data (such as crime statistics) once the year is through. It sounds boring but this is the stuff that makes us strong. Good government may not be sexy but honesty, openness and transparency are H-O-T!
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