FISHBOWL PLANNING IMMERSES PACIFIC NORTH WEST CITIZENS IN CORPS PROJECTS

DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF A NEW PLANNING APPROACH ALREADY APPLIED TO 16 RIVER-BASIN AND OTHER WATER RESOURCES STUDIES. THE MAIN GOAL OF THIS TECHNIQUE IS TO INSURE THAT PLANNING FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IS HIGHLY VISIBLE TO ALL INTERESTED ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS. THIS PLANNING TECHNIQUE WORKS THROUGH FOUR MAIN COMMUNICATION CHANNELS: WORKSHOPS; PUBLIC MEETINGS; CITIZENS' COMMITTEES; AND THE PUBLIC BROCHURE. THIS LATTER DEPICTS ALTERNATIVES (SUGGESTED BY LOCAL PEOPLE AND AGENCIES) TOGETHER WITH A DISCUSSION OF THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES. THE PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS CONTRIBUTING TO IT ARE IDENTIFIED. PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE HELD AND THE BROCHURE IS UPDATED SIX TIMES AND MAILED TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES. AFTER REVIEW, SPECIAL ADDITIONS ARE MADE TO THE BROCHURE IN WHICH EACH ALTERNATIVE IS CAREFULLY EXAMINED. THREE ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS ARE USED: HIGH, INTERMEDIATE AND LOW. REASONS FOR SELECTING OR REJECTING THE ALTERNATIVES ARE DISCUSSED. WORKSHOPS ARE USED TO GET THE BROCHURE READY FOR THE NEXT PUBLIC MEETING. INTEREST GROUPS DISCUSS ALTERNATIVES AT WORKSHOPS WHICH ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC. THE CITIZEN COMMITTEES ARE MADE UP OF PEOPLE FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND INTEREST GROUPS AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RECRUITMENT OF DISCUSSION LEADERS. IT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF STUDY INFORMATION TO INTERESTED GROUPS. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BROCHURE FORMAT ARE PRESENTED.

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  • Accession Number: 00200632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM