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Online Self-nomination for Taipei City Government Citizen Participation Advisory Council Members Has been Extended

In order to carry out the political ideal of open government and public participation, the self-nomination for the members of the third Taipei City Government Citizen Participation Advisory Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Advisory Council”) was open on December 24, 2018 through January 4, 2019. The deadline has been extended to 9 am on January 14, 2018 due to New Year break. Anyone whose household is registered in Taipei and is interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Council is welcome to submit an application. Application website: please click here. (The website is in Chinese.)
Research, Development and Evaluation Commission applied precision marketing techniques to promote the application, announcing the news on Taipei City Government Line Official Account. Till today (January 9, 2019), more than 100 applications have been received. Taipei City Government (hereinafter referred to as “TCG”) encourages people of different backgrounds to submit applications, joining the team to help develop plans for civic participation.  
The Advisory Council, led by Mayor Ko, has successfully pushed for several policies and projects by way of monthly working group meetings and quarterly council meetings since its establishment in 2014. The achievements of the Advisory Council, focusing on civic participation, open data and participatory budgeting, include amendments to i-Voting mechanism and regulations, launching of Taipei Civic Participation Website, optimization of the civic participation meetings and TCG Line Official Account, establishment of the new open data platform, checking the available open data and maximizing its value, and proposals, review and personnel training for participatory budgeting.