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Photo: Jason Payne, Vancouver Sun Over the past year, the Task Force met directly with residents through meetings, world cafés, small gatherings, kitchen table discussions, and dialogues. They also held events throughout the city, hosted a design jam and set up an online forum to accept ideas. Last month, they released their final report with 19 recommendations on how Vancouver can improve citizen engagement with local issues and six “Recommended Ideas” to help citizens better connect with each other. Here is a sampling of the final report recommendations and ideas: Establish Citizen Academies: The City would work with other partners, such as colleges and non-profit organizations, to create “City Hall 101” presentations on basic City processes like planning or rezoning Engage Local Artists in the Electoral and Other Civic Process : to create new ideas that promote civic di...

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