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King County, WA to Vote on Pioneering Citizen Councilor Network

King County, Washington will be voting on a groundbreaking initiative in November 2007. Initiative 24 creates a Citizen Councilor Network open to every citizen in the county. It establishes a feedback communication system owned by the people where small groups in homes or workplaces can share opinions on public issues with results posted on a Forum Foundation website for reflection by officials, government staff, news media, and citizens. The program is self-funded (no taxes) and administered by the County Auditor. If passed, King County will be the first government in the world to use the Forum Foundation’s new Algorithmic Resonance Social Technology. To learn more, visit Sandy’s summary in NCDD’s Learning Exchange here. Or visit this initiative’s website at http://EasyCitizenInvolvement.com.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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  1. John Spady says:

    John Gastil, Professor at the University of Washington, in the Dept. of Communication, and featured speaker at the NCDD 2006 conference in San Francisco, has formally endorsed King County Initiative 24 — also known as the Citizen Councilor initiative.

    The website address with this comment points directly to the endorsement. Other endorsements, and the latest news about the initiative can be found at:

  2. John Spady says:

    Hummm, guess I'm having problems formatting URL's correctly… here are the addresses again:

    1. http://easycitizeninvolvement.com/LatestNews/Endo

    2. http://easycitizeninvolvement.com/LatestNews/

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