Stakeholder Engagement Statement (.pdf)
During the November MPAC meeting, I outlined for the committee the current phase of the Community Plan process that leads to completion of an Issues and Options report. This report will frame key policy questions by synthesizing community and stakeholder input with information contained a Background Report, currently underway.
Brian Foucht, Deputy Director
December 3, 2013
To: Midpines Planning Advisory Committee
From: Brian Foucht, Deputy Director
For our discussion regarding our meeting ground – rules I recommend that we consider and be prepared to discuss a few ideas and questions, as follows:
- Group decisions are best, and it is not always necessary to vote
- Sometimes it is necessary to vote
- The group owns the agenda
- Collaboration is not compromise
- Process and content are two different things
- Facilitation and leadership and are two different things
- It is important to hear everyone who wants to be heard
- It is the interplay and tension between Facilitator, Recorder (s), Participating Members, Chair/Manager that makes a meeting successful.
- You may have other ideas
- What aspects of our conversations do you most enjoy?
- What are the two or three most important elements in our conversations?
- What is the best means of getting to that result? Is there more than one “right way” ?
- You may have other questions
To inform your discussion, I will distribute (via email) a description of alternative discussion strategies for MPAC prior to the meeting to consider as part of that agenda item. You may have other ideas from your experience, and this would also be helpful.