I love this idea from the Opening Government project:
our intent is not to make smarter, decentralized, or collaborative government—it’s to do all 3 at the same time.
This is exactly what we’re trying to do at OpenOakland! It’s not sufficient to try to achieve just one of these goals- they are all related and critical. It’s hard to re-imagine government with just one of these areas reformed.
If this sounds like something important or something you have any interest in then join us to help redefine citizenship and government at CityCamp on Dec 1st: http://citycampoak.org
If this event really gets you excited and you want to do more for your community then we’d love for you to join up with OpenOakland- we meet weekly in City Hall on Tuesdays. Find out more here: OpenOakland.org