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Top Level Intro Paragraph for Group Home Page

Each group home page starts with:

Welcome to the Powderhorn Neighbors Issues Forum!

The purpose of this forum to share announcements and discuss neighborhood issues, life, and events specific to the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This forum promotes civility through the required use of real names.

Purpose of the Forum - Short

Complete the following statement: The purpose of the {Your Community} Issues Forum is:

Intro Paragraph to Charter - Longer Purpose/Welcome Statement

Repeat the purpose/scope text from your Intro Paragraph for your Group Home Page for your full official "charter." Your charter is meant to be relatively stable and is your governing document that is attached to E-Democracy.Org's universal rules.

  • (Your answer here)


Goals

Goals of the Powderhorn Neighbors Forum include:

• Build Community and healthy relationships among neighbors of all backgrounds

• Give Powderhorn Park residents a greater voice in decisions that affect our community

• Encourage local self-reliance: make each other aware of local businesses, restaurants, service providers, opportunities to barter for goods and services, or share/exchange skills, time, or tools etc.

• Maintain a membership that is representative of the ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic diversity within our neighborhood.

• To exchange views with local elected officials and with government staff who serve the Powderhorn Park neighborhood

• To encourage friendships, partnerships, collaborative problem-solving and positive, citizen-driven change for our neighborhood

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

• Highlights and minutes from 3PAC, PPNA, Parkside West, and other neighborhood/resident association meetings

• Details/outcomes of specific crime incidents

• Powderhorn Park

• Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)

• Requests/recommendations for local services—handy(wo)man, car repair, etc.

• The announcement of neighborhood events, activities, and local petitions

• Requests for volunteers for events or organizations within the neighborhood

• To rally community support to assist neighbors in need or those struck by tragedy

• City policy issues as they specifically relate to the neighborhood

• Non-recurring announcements (posted by a neighborhood resident) of a garage sale, job opening, roommate wanted, rental available, house/car for sale, etc. within the Powderhorn Park neighborhood boundaries.

• Proposed zoning changes, variance requests, demolition appeals, and other problem property issues

Rules

The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/.

Highlighted Rules:

• Sign Posts - Use your real name

• Limits on Posting - Two per member per day.

• Keep Topics within Forum Purpose - Posts must be specific to the Powderhorn Park neighborhood.

• Be Civil - This is a public forum with real people. Respect among citizens with differing views is our cornerstone.

• No Attacks or Threats - This keeps the forums safe. If content is illegal it will be forwarded to the proper legal authorities.

• Private Stays Private - Don't forward private replies without permission.

• Avoid False Rumors - Asking for clarification of what you've heard in the community can be appropriate if issues-based. You alone are responsible for what you post.

• Right to Post and Reply - Sharing your knowledge and opinions with your fellow citizens is a democratic right.

• Public Content and Use - You are sharing your content, but retain your copyright.

Who Runs This Forum

This forum is hosted by Minneapolis E-Democracy. www.e-democracy.org. Sara Bergen is the official "Forum Manager" who may rule on violations, moderate members with cause, or issue warnings and suspensions based on the official rules posted here: http://e-democracy.org/rules.

The members of the e-democracy Powderhorn Neighbors steering committee are Jen Aspengren, Sara Bergen, David Woolley, and Amy Wurdock. All members are residents of the Powderhorn Park neighborhood. If you are interested in joining the steering committee, please contact one of the four members using the “request contact” function of the Powderhorn Neighbors members list.

 

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