Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Public Involvement 2.0
I've always felt that the civic culture in the Twin Cities was robust. There are hundreds of non-profits, neighborhood groups, and other ways to get involved in the things that you care about. So it's also not surprising to me that our local governments would be looking for new ways to engage people. Governing Magazine's online version has an Idea Center and this week they're covering the City of Minneapolis' use of a wiki (an online document that anyone can edit and the city can review all of the comments) to update their 2008 Comprehensive Plan. This is a great way to get hear more voices since city meetings compete with everything else going on in peoples' lives.