One call system and Professional Facebook page for city of New Castle Alerts

One call system and Professional Facebook page for city of New Castle Alerts

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Payton Richards started this petition to New Castle

Hello,

My name is Payton Richards. On June 4th a city employee (Brenda Grider) posted from her personal Facebook page that the city water plant had a "small issue" and there would be discoloration to our city water.  I would like to state I do not have a personal issue with Brenda, as I do not actually know her, or any city employee. 

I have a problem with the city not having an actual Facebook page that we can like and follow for important updates that the citizens of New Castle need to know, and also have a right to know. There are many people (myself included in this statement) that are not friends with Brenda.

So there should be an open public page that everyone can see important information. This is free to create that the mayor's office should make so that all the citizens with Facebook can receive the information they need to. 

My next concern is that we have many individuals in the community who either do not have access to smartphones, tablets, and computers or do not understand how to navigate these devices and social media platforms well enough to find the information they need. Even with a Facebook page for the city to post updates, there is still a huge community of people missing the information.  

There is a one call system the city can get that citizens can chose to opt in or out of text message alerts and phone calls. This way we can reach more people with the information they need to know. They can opt in or out at any time. The mayor can write a message one time and it can send as texts to all cell phone users who opt in. The mayor can also record a phone call one time and this could send to all cell phone and landline users. This will save the mayor time and make sure everyone finds out what they need to in a timely manner. 

I am writing to ask the city to create a Facebook page that the citizens can follow to receive information. I am also writing to ask them to get a one call system that everyone can chose to opt in to. The citizens of New Castle have a right to receive timely information. ALL citizens of New Castle deserve to have timely information even if they aren't tech savvy and do not have a computer or Facebook. 

I would like to forward this to the city and our mayor. But first I would like to get signatures. So if you agree we need a better way to be notified of important messages in regards to our city, then please sign below. Thank you!

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