A Brief Description
Keeping in mind the old adage “There is no accounting for human stupidity.” we must make our best effort to accomplish that; hoping to at lest account for lazy thinking and then consider the rest as making a personal choice. That said, the goal should should be to give a citizen the opportunity to raise a concern in his/her community and then quickly and easily give them a way to find support and problem solve a solution. I think the best way to approach to this would be by creating a streamlined critical thinking process something like this. To account for the lazy thinkers we make the questions as multiple choice and “clicky” as possible avoiding requiring wordy answers. Once the questions are answered a issue ticket is posted on the network as a node location that can be physically shared by the citizen to others. Citizens and stakeholders “people” can link to the node as being effected. If enough effected citizens and stakeholders are found to warrant a further investigation it can also be expected that some citizens have joined the movement who are not lazy thinkers and can answer wordier questions with wordier answers. Upgrading a ticket into a solution proposal results in questions that more then likely will require government information to answer. Ideally we would have an elected representative to officially request the information thru but until we represent we will need old fashioned phone calls, emails and persistent footwork. Another ideal situation is the group or the government has a practical solution and all can agree allowing the issue to be quickly labeled resolved and providing a path going forward. More then likely the solution will require additional information particularly in the effected citizens questions as the polling process will widen the scope of people and stakeholders made aware. This should be expected to begin to raise opposition to most solutions for large issue tickets and should halt progress until compromises can be made or new solutions can be proposed that meet majority consent of effected citizens networked. Once consent is gained the project proposal can advance to a project plan where it can be expected that at this point enough community and stakeholder involvement has resulted in a detailed goal path to be planed into the agenda with clear and achievable milestones.