Parish Council System
The DNA’s commitment to Transformational Leadership exemplifies the philosophical underpinnings of our Party and will be experienced through the bottom-up approach to leadership and governance.
We will introduce the Parish Council System and establish Council Administrative Headquarters in all parishes across the country. These Councils will devolve some authority from the central government to the Parish Councils in areas addressing community parks and sporting facilities, environmental health, aspects of social services, street naming and house numbering, safety and security/neighbourhood watch groups, public markets, community libraries, maintenance of school and clinic grounds, community centres and staging of festivals.
The staff will operate with the strictest adherence to good governance principles – integrity, accountability, and transparency – in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
The Mayor of St John’s City
The City Council of St John’s
City Hall: Seat of the City Council
Why we need
Focusing on the Issues
With a system of Local Government in place, the Central Government Executive no longer needs to concern itself with the day-to-day concerns of constituents. They can therefore place a strong focus on critical issues of implementing and monitoring government policies.
Responsive to the Local Community
Local Government is more in touch with people’s needs, conditions of life, and expectations from government and can therefore provide assistance and services that are more fit for purpose
Local Government is an institution that provides a training ground for civic leadership and public responsibility.
Issues of Concern for the Mayor and City Council of St John’s
- Cleanliness of streets, gutters, and waterways of the City
- Derelict and dilapidated structures
- Infestation of rodents, vermin, mosquitos
- Promoting and enabling the development and prosperity of Business and Trading activities in the city.
- Vehicle parking and flow of traffic in the city
- Maintenance and upkeep of buildings (public and private), parks and public and green spaces.
- Management of public events and festivals.
- Regulation of trade, commerce and business in the City.