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Livermore keeps Stein on Planning Commission, orders special training after his 'ghetto' comments

Original post made on May 4, 2021

The Livermore City Council voted 4-1 to not expel Planning Commissioner John Stein contingent upon several conditions, including meeting with the city's Human Services Department, after his divisive comments on affordable housing.

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Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on May 4, 2021 at 10:48 am

Rich Buckley is a registered user.

SHOULD THE CENSUR EVEN HAVE OCCURRED?

Transparency blocks natzification

Rather than restrict the council members from commenting, change the operating format of our city website to ensure Brown Act compliance with the following viewable public participation site as a dedicated portion of our city website.

LET THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATE

Let the public participate, at will, in real time, on a dedicated portion of the official city website 24/7/365 live. Then give each city council member an identified logo they choose to apply to give the discussion a thumbs up or thumbs down (below is a simple notion of council persons' logo array).

COUNCIL PERSONS ONLY USE LOGOS.

COUNCIL PERSONS do not enter the discussion, they can only give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down using their logo.

When any two City Council Members post their logo, no other City Council Member can post on that topic for 90 days. When there is unanimity in two city council thumbs-up logos posted on a discussion, any council person may then ask it to be agendized for formal discussion by the City Council. It's then voted on by the City Council to be either adgendized or droped.

Yes, this will likely create waves of relevant and irrelevant local issues mixed with national issues. But so what? Some really big things are going to creep into our daily concerns that are national in scope and local in impact. It can be done without staff management.

There will be attempts to proselytize away participants on the visible public domain portion of the website to other websites like Nextdoor, Facebook, YouTube, and many others, using links. Fine. Alternative media posts will be all over the place and dozens of topics. Fine.

WHAT ABOUT STAFF TIME?

It need not take up city staff time monitoring the website. If somebody uses swear words or offensive words software can automatically change it to @%%%#! and get the point across. Software will automatically track councilperson logos.


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