Saturday, January 16 2016 @ 02:07 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
-> The City of St. Paul, MN’s Pop Up Meetings (http://bit.ly/1TpatPH
) uses a decorated Ford Transit van to visit parks, busy intersections and festivals bringing public meetings to people, particularly those whose voices many not typically be heard at a traditional public hearing. The pitch: Take a short survey, get a free ice pop—even in November. During Summer 2015, more than 1,000 people filled out a survey at one of the pop-ups. About 70 percent had never been to a city meeting before. http://bit.ly/1M1pr8w
from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
[B' Spokes: I think this is a great idea because those most interested in attending a single meeting are those apposed to the project. This way those who the project will help/hurt have a good say about the outcome.]