Meeting agendas are a key component to building a political agenda.
If you have never been part of a formal organisation administration here is a basic explanation. A group of people can conspire to achieve a mission or to accomplish a goal. They can form an organisation to combine their resources into that organisation. All organisations are governed by policies and regulations. What that means is, those people will be called “a Board” or this person must be called “the Director” and that person is “the Chairman” ect.. They must all prove they are accomplishing the thing they have organised to do. They are required to have regular meetings to discuss the progress made from the last meeting, bring up new issues and confirm the plan going forward. The conversations from these meetings are documented as proof of action towards the organisation goals. When the meeting happens the discussions are written out as they happen. then at the end the “minutes” of the meeting are closed, finalised and the next meeting agenda is drawn up.
Another part of a Political Agenda is the Representatives itinerary. It details the timeline of daily activities to be conducted by the elected in their assigned role. It covers the where and when the meetings and formalities are to take place. The formal meetings are typically with the department heads, regular meets can happen with lobbists and stakeholders. While the Representatives are impartial and unable to effect the agenda the meetings are public knowledge and a chance to address the majority. This may effect future agenda items not yet finalised.
These are the project plans, legislative and regulatory actions required to achieve the mission goals. Project plan items either start a project, update a project or close a project. legislative action items pertain to the events required to enact our final drafted documents. Regulatory action items deal with civil departments and industry. This is where the Keepers get their clear instruction sets and forward thinking.
It should be noted here that there exists something that, while not being a part of the Political Agenda, is still at the heart of creating one. It is something that is personal and unique to each person. For lack of a better term, we call it a Personal Agenda. This agenda is so personal that even a married couple, in a deeply devoted long-term marriage, will have different personal agenda goals.
As an example let’s use the typical atomic family. Let’s say the husband is a trucking contractor with his own truck and let’s say the wife is a homemaker with a child who is preschool age. In this situation the local government has a budget for a 12 million dollar infrastructure project. In the case of the trucker, his agenda will have a project to improve roads to decrease the costs of operating his truck. Let’s call call this solution A. In the case of the homemaker, her agenda will have a project to build more playgrounds to give her child daily activities. This is solution B. Here we see that even when people are united as closely as possible, they still have differences. Like how the feet want to walk and the bum wants to sit.
We believe that if the politicians are removed from the discussion, there will be more agreement then disagreement. Without actors seeking to divide us from the top we can do what the married couple will do. The same thing every married couple have done since the start; find a common solution. It has been said that “if no one is arguing then someone is not needed” or something to that effect. It goes to the fact that two unique people have different perspectives and can form alternate solutions. It is healthy to have these differences because every problem has two solutions, the best solution and the wrong solution. Having more then one option is important.
The foundation of a political agenda forms out of the individual items in our personal agendas. We look for the items we can all agree on or create new ones to find that agreement. The reason a personal agenda is not a part of the political agenda is because the personal agenda only exists in our minds, we do not need to write it out. A political agenda is a physically written document shared with everyone.