California city turns to Internet to stimulate public opinion
On Aug. 1, San Jose, Calif., will begin using the Internet to stir up public opinion on the city’s Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Update. Using the city’s Wikiplanning Web site, residents, neighboring non-residents, merchants and their customers can log on and share their ideas on San Jose’s future.
The project’s purpose is to make the city’s 30-year outlook plan as inclusive as possible. Participants will be able to discuss a variety of specific issues, as well as discuss and participate in lighter applications, such as message boards, surveys, photo sharing, mapping and more.
The Web site, www.wikiplanning.org, becomes active on Monday and is accessed with the password “2040”.