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Public hearing Q&A

"After all we do not understand public hearing well" and answer ... such question.

Q1 We want to introduce opinion and request, suggestion into Yokohama-shi, what should I do?
Q2 We cannot go at time when government office is open to convey opinion and request, suggestion. Can you not convey my "voice?"
Q3 How are "suggestion from citizen" and "mayor petitions" different each?
Q4 What kind of flow does civic "voice" arrive by?
Q5 Does the mayor really see "suggestion from citizen?"
Q6 At "suggestion from citizen," do you accept "only suggestion?"
Q7 When we convey opinion and request at "suggestion from citizen", why must we write age or sex?
Q8 In department except ward office Ward Administration Promotion Division and Civic Affairs Bureau public hearing consultation section, do you not hear civic "voice?"
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In addition, please tell by email about public hearing to public hearing consultation section if there is "wakaranaikoto, thing wanting to know".
→E-Mail: kouchou2@city.yokohama.jp

Q1:
We want to introduce opinion and request, suggestion into Yokohama-shi, what should I do?
A1:

We carry out business such as "suggestion from citizen" "mayor petitions" to hear "voice" of citizen's everybody in Yokohama-shi, and to do. Please use.

→As for the detailed usage, please see [public hearing business of Yokohama-shi] page.

Q2:
We cannot go at time when government office is open to convey opinion and request, suggestion. Can you not convey my "voice?"
A2:

At "suggestion from citizen," we accept by contribution form and E-mail of homepage anytime for 24 hours. In addition, we accept contribution with FAX for 24 hours.

→As for the detailed usage, please see the [public hearing business of Yokohama-shi] page "suggestion from citizen".

Q3:
How are "suggestion from citizen" and "mayor petitions" different each?
A3:

"Suggestion from citizen" is business to have you give opinion for municipal administration and suggestion casually from personal one. Opinion accepts suggestion by mail, FAX, the Internet, E-mail. Please send frank "voice" of everybody to ward office of ward to live.

Opinion that "mayor petition" is submitted by document addressed to the mayor by group where representative name is specified is request. I send answer by document by mayor name.

In addition, mayor petition becomes a target of disclosure request as administrative document. Therefore group name, full name of representative become principle, disclosure (about others, personal information and judged thing, they are not disclosed.) .

Q4:
What kind of flow does civic "voice" arrive by?
A4:

"Voice" of everybody who had you approach confirms department which Ward Administration Promotion Division of ward office which we took and Civic Affairs Bureau public hearing consultation section is in charge of and tells about contents of "voice". We cope with "voice" that had you approach in post in charge with responsibility and accumulate cumulatively and keep alive as valuable data of business and measure examination of city.

As we cannot reply about "voice" about matter that Yokohama-shi does not have jurisdiction over in Yokohama-shi, we tell other engines after having considered personal information.

In addition, please understand as you may contact from post in charge the person to confirm detailed facts while we cope with "voice" from everybody.

→For more information, look here.

Q5:
Does the mayor really read "suggestion from citizen" and "mayor petition?"
A5:

"Suggestion from citizen" and "mayor petitions" are compiled all into a database and can always read the mayor from PC. In addition, for individual suggestion that had you approach, department in charge of copes with responsibility.

Q6:
At "suggestion from citizen," do you accept "only suggestion?"
A6:

We accept not only "suggestion" but also opinion and request, complaint.

In addition, about sales such as products, I decline.

Q7:
When we convey opinion and request at "suggestion from citizen", why must we write age or sex?
A7:

Opinion from everybody accumulates request for database and keeps alive as valuable data of business and measure examination of city. If understand age group or sex when investigate data, and analyze, only it is correct; come to be able to analyze. If you do not mind, please play.

In addition, don't worry as such a personal information is thorough not to make any leaking outside.

Q8:
In department except ward office Ward Administration Promotion Division and Civic Affairs Bureau public hearing consultation section, do you not hear civic "voice?"
A8:

Only ward office Ward Administration Promotion Division and Civic Affairs Bureau public hearing consultation section is not department hearing "voice" of everybody. We listen in all departments of city hall and do opinion for municipal administration and request.

We serve to have "public hearing mind" to listen to "voice" that each staff does not consider humbly in Yokohama-shi.

In addition, "suggestion from citizen" accepts "mayor petition" in ward office Ward Administration Promotion Division and Civic Affairs Bureau public hearing consultation section.