Decision Making

Official decision-making channels are (currently):

  • Discussion and majority vote at an in-person meeting that is announced on our email list, etc.
  • "Fast Track" decision-making process online (72 hours wait, needs a "second" and "third" to go forward, any significant dissent means we wait until an in-person meeting).
    • Write up a quick summary of your event/campaign so we all know what you are doing, what you hope to achieve, and how you're going to do it. It should take about 20 minutes to think through this, ferret out any obvious answers and write it up.
    • 1) What is the event or campaign? Topic? Time frame? Location? Program? Goal? Strategy for victory?
    • 2) Identify community support, possible allies, or possible opposition? Do you plan to work with your allies, or defuse opposition? (If there are other groups already working on it, it's good to check in with them, or, just make your project general enough that you won't step on any toes).
    • 3) Will there be any planned media contact? Do you want to be the point person for media, or have Alex or someone else? (If it might be controversial, it's good to be proactive, like Alex did with FOX News for the Clinton ride).
    • 4) Is it supported by existing policy, or good common sense? Can you provide documentation of this? (Ted provided printouts of PBOT's "catalog of diverter types" at the Clinton Diverter Postcard table, which helped neighbors see that our proposal was likely to be endorsed by the city).
    • 5) Is it a "likely win?" (For the first three months, we figure we should focus on likely wins, then reconsider).
    • 6) How will the project end? Phases? Can you wrote a short report on the project when its over?
    • Then, send it to the email list for review and folks have 72 hours to comment, suggest changes, and/or "move to approve."

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