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Magistrate Announces People First Day to Listen to Public Opinion

Magistrate Announces People First Day to Listen to Public Opinion
2016/07/01
Reporter: Weng Wei-Chih / Kinmen County Government

“Listen to the people.” Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai announced yesterday that he will be holding his first “Magistrate’s People First Day” in the square in front of Dongmen Daitien Temple in Jincheng Township from 7:30 to 9:30 in the morning of July 3rd to listen to public opinion and understand the people’s worries. He hopes to communicate with citizens face to face and let the county government’s priorities in future administration become more precise.
Magistrate Chen, who has focused on his new administration and kept the people in his thoughts in hopes of make a perceivable difference, said that the county government’s People First Day is a further step to making perceivable differences in citizens’ lives after he visited rural areas to listen to public opinion. In the future, he will visit markets in the five townships to hear he suggestions of residence face to face, and will accept petitions as well, using an even more pragmatic attitude to solve the people’s issues.
The Civil Affairs Department plans to organize People First Day twice a month, and has temporarily set the dates as 07:30-09:30 in the morning of the first and third Saturday each month, and postponed if it is during Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day, or an important holiday set by the government.
Service categories on People First Day include:
(1) Economic affairs and public works: Citizens are received by the director generals of the Economic Affairs Department and Public Works Department, who learn about the public’s needs and opinions regarding issues in this category.
(2) Tourism and culture: Citizens are received by the director generals of the Tourism Department and Cultural Affairs Bureau, who learn about the public’s needs and opinions regarding issues in this category.
(3) Health and environmental protection: Citizens are received by the director generals of the Health Department and Environmental Protection Bureau, who learn about the public’s needs and opinions regarding issues in this category.
(4) Land administration and general affairs: Citizens are received by the director generals of the Land Administration Bureau, Social Affairs Department, and Civil Affairs Department, who learn about the public’s needs and opinions regarding issues in this category.
The Civil Affairs Department indicated that concrete needs and opinions of citizens that require assistance from the county government should be documented, such as the service summary format. Besides exchanging opinions and giving a preliminary response on site, the responsible department should still send a written response to citizens.
Furthermore, the first People First Day is scheduled to be held in the square in front of Dongmen Daitian Temple in Jincheng Township on Sunday the third of this month; the second event is scheduled to be held in the square in front of the former warehouse of the Farmer’s Association in Jinsha Township on July 16th (Saturday); the third event is scheduled to be held in the square in front of Zhongzheng Platform in Dongling Sports Ground in Lieyu Township on August 6th (Saturday); the fourth event is scheduled to be held in the basketball court of Xinshi Village, Jinhu Township on August 20th (Saturday); the fifth event is scheduled to be held the square of Guangji Temple, Xiabao, Panshan Village, Jinning Township on September 3rd (Saturday).

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  • Date:2016-12-08