The 'Paul Revere of Preservation' system
I believe this was first advertised to locals at starting at 9 am, but that is the time the Commission starts, not so much the agenda item. The item was slated for a 2 pm hearing, but that ended up being at 7:30 pm. Is it any wonder people don't participate? Who has all day to sit and wait for an item to be called?
There is talk now of starting some sort of "Paul Revere of Preservation" action that will get the word out to people who can attend when they are free. It's a call to action at a certain time of day or night when people can show up at City Hall and stand up for the cause of preserving history. If people were made aware of certain items happening at certain times, they could be part of the fight. If people for instance were alerted at 6 or 6:30 pm, that the agenda item was being heard at 7:30 pm, then whomever is free at that time can rush over to fight for the cause. Being told that an agenda item is at 2 pm and then sitting there for hours on end is not working now.
Anyone have an idea of how this can be accomplished? I like to think the Grapevine can be of help, but people see the alert on time if we post it? It needs to be more of a signal, almost like a mass text, but not in an annoying way. Is there a way to build an app for this? People sign up and then receive an Amber Alert-type alarm?
The Paul Revere system sort of calls for someone with a bullhorn driving around the Grove announcing the meeting time as it comes up on the agenda.
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