William F. Goetz, MD posted an update 9 years, 11 months ago
@2k8kk0qqr5a4qWiki website to enhance public/governmental collaboration to address sustainability concerns.
By way of an introduction, I am a retired emergency physician and a charter member of the recently created Citizens Sustainability Advisory Committee in Fort Lauderdale.
The committee has been tasked to develop programs and projects that would qualify for stimulus grant funding.
In this regard, I would like to recommend that the Sustainability Committee use wiki-type web technology to create a wiki website to enhance public/governmental collaboration on specific projects.
However, there is a constitutional requirement in Florida that all agency boards or advisory boards must operate entirely in the sunshine. These statutes prohibit any two-way communication by whatever means between members of a board outside of a publically noticed meeting of that board. Therefore, the use of such wiki websites in Florida is problematic for the members of state and local boards if the members themselves would like to actively participate in the wiki process.
I would appreciate any advice, recommendations, comments, documentation, referrals, or references that you can offer regarding the following:
1. Something like a power-point presentation describing wiki-type websites and their uses, particularly as applies to public/government collaboration, which could be used to brief public officials who are not familiar with the technology.
2. Examples of existing, well-established wiki websites which are used by local, state, and/or federal governments to enhance public/governmental collaboration.
3. The specifics of developing, implementing, running, and monitoring a public/governmental wiki website, including the acquisition, source, and use of the necessary software and hardware, and estimates of costs.
4. Use of wiki websites and technology by boards subject to sunshine regulations.
5. Any other references or referrals which you think might be useful.
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