Around the Forums – August 2009
Around the Forums: New U.S. forums online
Itâ€™s been a busy summer for new neighborhood forums, particularly in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two new forums â€“ Highland Park neighborhood forum, and the Frogtown neighborhood forum â€“ recently started up. Frogtown began in June and now has 165 members; Highland started in July and now has 114 members.
The Frogtown forum outreach efforts were similar to those used to launch the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood forum in Minneapolis, largely because the neighborhood populations are diverse and multi-lingual. For example, efforts were made to identify volunteers to mentor new members and to translate materials/information.
A Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood forum is also set to start up soon. If you are interested in starting a forum in your community, contact us at email@example.com.
Click on the links below to read more conversations from the E-Democracy.Org forums.
Hot Topic: Native American legislative representation/legislative issues (several topics)
Hot Topic: Gas pipeline (several topics)
Hot Topic: Boys and Girls Clubs
Hot Topic: All-terrain vehicle impact (several topics, carryover from May)
Hot Topic: Public option for health insurance
Hot Topic: Light-rail and Uptown (several topics)
Hot Topic: Portland-Park: 1 way or 2?
Hot Topic: Garbage burner (several topics)
Hot Topic: Neighborhood safety/crime (several topics)
Hot Topic: Community/rain gardens (several topics)
Hot Topic: Franklin Avenue plans (several topics)
Hot Topic: National Night Out (several topics)
Hot Topic: Trash hauling
Hot Topic: Mayoral election contest (several topics)