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That can be exciting

Johnny Thalassites
Lead Member for Planning, Place and Environment
Challenges ● November 25, 2021

I got elected when I was 22 and I had never heard of any of my councillors. I'd barely heard of the council itself. I tend to think that the majority of people in my generation think the same way.

The majority of residents aren't actually engaged. By going more digital you can get a more balanced range of voices into the debate. It's not a replacement for the in-person stuff, but as an addition it can be so powerful.

Excerpt from an interview conducted in seven parts on 21 September 2021. Watch the full excerpt below, or watch the full interview here.

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