The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
— Thomas Jefferson
 

We are here to keep the community informed about local issues facing our community including the positions and activities our elected officials engage are engaged in.

 

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Obeying The oath of office

 “I, ___________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.

 “And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise, that now advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means; that within the five years immediately preceding the taking of this oath (or affirmation) I have not been a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise, that advocated the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means except as follows:

I will not advocate nor become a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise, that advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means.”

Ethics & Transparency

In California, state and federal laws create a complex set of requirements that guide elected officials and agency staff in their service to their communities. 

“It’s vitally important to bear in mind that the law creates a floor for ethical conduct, not a ceiling, and doing the right thing generally requires going above and beyond the minimum requirements of the law. Second, we must look at how we can help our city cultivate a culture of good governance that comprises ethical practices."

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embracing different opinions

Exchanges creative ideas: Creativity and innovation are more likely to blossom from diversity because it challenges our normal thought pattern and forces us to think more creatively. 

Helps us respect different cultures and points of view: If we do not put the effort into learning the effect of diversity on our community we are missing an accurate view of society.

Diversity gives room for positive vigorous debate: If the only viewpoints we hear come from people who think in a similar way, it does not leave room to challenge our way of thinking.

no exemptions to the fraud, waste, & Abuse Hotline

Why are the five members of the RPV city council the only residents or employees in the entire city that are exempt from the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline?

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Petition to support the RPV Citizens for Responsible Government

If you agree with what you've read on this website and heard in the community, sign the petition below. Showing your support helps us get our issues in front of city council and makes sure our voice is heard. With your support our government will be held to the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and excellence that we deserve. 

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