|The ProDemocracy Project: Improving Public Comment|
|Import into your personal calendar|
|Date||Thursday January 30|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|martinot4 [at] gmail.com|
|Tara Pitman Library, South Berkeley MLK & Russell, Berkeley, CA|
The number of social justice movements is growing That means there are more people relying on “Public Comment” at City Council meetings.
Why do people rely on “Public Comment”?
“Public comment” is a form of non-participation,
A form of silencing of the people
The rules of council need to be changed so that:
1. those who will be affected by a policy get to participate in writing and deciding the policy
2. the council stops silencing people with its procedures.
Come to a meeting!
We will be discussing how the many social justice movements can come together and modify Council procedures so that this city gets moved toward being a democracy.
� Greater respect for the people and dialogue with Council
� An ability for people to modify the order of agenda items
� Greater time to speak
� An ability to stop Council from hiding issues in the Consent Calendar
These are only immediate steps. Next steps will be aimed at including those who will be affected by a policy in the making of that policy.
The ProDemocracy Project
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 27th, 2020 11:41 AM