Behind the scenes, the Triumvirate has been discussing ways to hear more voices in and from the LoGroNo community. Because this is a three-person blog with Griff as Emperor, right now only the three of us can create posts for discussion; everyone else is restricted to comments. (We’ll have more news about that soon – we’re looking at changes to the status quo there too.) So I thought, why not create a catch-all post to serve as “open mic”? Continue reading “Open Mic” at Locally Grown
Erica Zweifel and her fellow Northfield City Councilor are having some influence. As I commented earlier today, government openness and transparency while getting more input and involvement from ordinary citizens were among the themes in President Obama’s remarks today at the White House. (continued)
Click play to listen. 30 minutes.
It was just me and Tracy yesterday as Ross was prepping for the Action Steps for Infill and Redevelopment open house at the Grand. We spend part of the show talking about topics related to next week’s NCO/Northfield.org annual meeting where they’re having a panel discussion titled Beyond Letters to the Editor: How everyday people can be heard in Northfield. Related to that, of course, is the Council’s current effort to review all aspects of public input/engagement. Councilor Erica Zweifel is participating in the discussion thread here on LoGro attached to the blog post Public engagement for the City of Northfield: Councilors want to know what should be changed and she’ll be a guest on our show next week to talk more about it. Continue reading Podcast: 2/3 of the Triumvirate on public input
A week ago, the Northfield City Council met for a retreat (not AIG style, I’m told) and, among other things, decided to look closely at all areas of public engagement. (See last week’s Nfld News article, New council meets to begin teamwork, setting goals.)
Councilors Erica Zweifel, Jim Pokorney, and Kris Vohs are on the subcommittee to look at public engagement. They are expected report back to the Council in early Feb. with some recommendations.
I met with Erica earlier this week at the Goodbye Blue Monday to better understand the scope of their inquiry and talk a little bit about how online tools might be part of the solution. Continue reading Public engagement for the City of Northfield: Councilors want to know what should be changed