First, the CPP will not in any way interfere with any existing relationships between people and neighborhoods and their Council members, or with anyone else in government with whom they have a relationship. Citizens are always completely free to contact their Council members and to speak their minds at Council meetings. What the CPP does is make sure that – regardless of who is serving on the Council or anywhere else in government – neighborhoods and community groups can be sure of getting accurate, timely information about proposals that will impact them, and that their input on these proposals reaches Council members and other government decision-makers before final decisions are made. In addition, the CPP provides City Council members with a very good method for keeping their constituents informed about government services, proposals, projects, and issues. In short, the CPP provides an additional, structured avenue for communication between people and the City Council (as well as any other parts of government) without stepping on any current relationships.