Friday, February 9, 2007

Totally New Idea

Tonight's Draft Comprehensive Plan Workshop was an interesting exercise in (too quickly) identifying citizen concerns and priorities to see how well the draft plan corresponds.

We were divided into groups by topic. Each person was asked to think of two sets of three goals for the city within the topic -- one set of blue-sky goals and another of more realistic goals. Once we listed all the individual goals, we voted on our top three blue-sky and realistic goals, which were the only goals reported out of committee to the larger group.

In the Transportation brainstorming, most of the ideas were familiar, though passionately presented. One was totally out of left field: make transit familiarity a requirement for high school graduation.

Our young people should be competent in getting around the region by public transportation.

Love it.

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