Make it easier to participate
Several city government meetings, especially the Muni board meetings, are held on week days, during business hours. This makes it hard for working people to attend them. Instead, the meetings should be held in evenings and on weekends, when more people can attend. It should also be possible to submit questions and comments online, with a record of what answer was given, so that people don't have to be physically present to participate. http://www.google.com/moderator/ might help.