Transparency Topic in Race for Mayor
TJ Leverentz | Jul 29, 2020 AT 10:57 am
(KWNO) Several candidates running for Mayor of Winona have promised to give citizens more of a voice and role in city government as the campaign nears the Aug. 11 Primary.
Candidate Jovy rocky told KWNO last week that she’s heard from multiple community members who don’t feel they are represented in the city’s governing process.
“I have had a number of conversations through this campaign with folks out in the community. One thing that I hear a lot from our BIPOC community is that they feel underrepresented. That they don’t see people like them in government, that they don’t feel like they’ve been heard,” said Rocky.
Mayor Mark Peterson cited multiple community boards that citizens can be on and pointed out that city leaders are accessible via email and telephone.
“All of us respond to that and return phone calls. I don’t think it’s hard to get your opinion or your concerns or your questions answered by government officials here in the City of Winona,” said Peterson.