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Generic Charter Worksheet

Purpose of the Forum

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

  • to provide on an open online space for the discussion of issues that matter in our community..


The purpose of the Green Committe is to develop and maintain an environmentaly responsible and prudent company standard.

Goals

The Goals of {Your Community} Issues Forum are:

  • to increase the voice of citizens in local public policy discussions
  • to connect citizens with public officials
  • to improve the quality of decision making in our community

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • Community issues that matter to you - from schools, local policing, parks, and libraries to issues in front of community or neighbourhood groups.
  • Matters being discussed by the local council or local issues that you feel should be addressed by the council or the government.
  • Stories in local newspapers, radio stations or other local media.

Rules

The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: http://e-democracy.org/rules/. However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.

Highlighted Rules:

  • Please discuss local issues only
  • Be fair, calm and polite at all times
  • Sign your messages with your full real name
  • Expect warnings and possible removal for rule violations
  • Please do not post more than two messages a day

Who Runs This Forum

Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.

  • The Brighton & Hove Issues Forum is hosted by volunteers on the Brighton & Hove E-Democracy committee. E-Democracy.Org is a non- profit, non-partisan citizen-based initiative launched in 1994. Our local steering committees select the volunteer Forum Manager(s) who helps facilitate the forum and administer the rules. You may contact local volunteers and the Forum Manager via their local web comment form.
 

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