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The Civinomics Roadmap: From Here to November

by Chris Neklason

A Civic Tool Box

Stated simply, the goal of the Civinomics site is to provide members with an online toolbox“civic tool box”, a selection of web-based tools to facilitate participation in the civic process.

Current features include online workshops and initiatives and the just released new public meetings and agendas listings. There are several other features in the works, to be launched between now and over the summer and early fall to coincide with the November elections.

Organizations – a new category of membership for organized groups. Organizations will have different member privileges than individuals. For instance, organizations will not be able to vote on Initiatives or Ideas in Workshops. Instead, they will be able to state their position of support or opposition, with an explanation, upon which members may comment. Organizations can also be rated by other members, and organization profiles on Civinomics will host discussions where members may engage the organization.

Voter Guides/Sample Ballots – in California, we are all familiar with the paper sample ballots delivered weeks before each election…

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