But I think it's time to take things further, and ask ourselves: What else can we do to best support the City and our people in moving towards a more vibrant, livable, Pasadena, in which people can move about safely and efficiency via foot, bicycle, public transit, and car?
Please SAVE THE DATE for our next Pasadena CSC meeting:
Elections and Strategic Planning Potluck
Monday, February 3, 6:30-8 PM
Day One Pasadena, 175 N Euclid Ave
At this meeting, we'll be delegating (electing!) group members to take on the various responsibilities that ensure our group remains connected and aware of upcoming events. At present, these include:
- Set agenda and remind members of upcoming meetings
- Attend meetings and keep discussions on track
- Record and distribute minutes
WEBSITE and SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIRS (2 people)
- Manage MailChimp and Google group mailing lists
- Maintain Pas-CSC website blog, Facebook, and Twitter
We're hoping that making some of the group's responsibilities explicit and shared by a larger number of people will help us get things done quickly and more efficiently.
At our Jan 3 meeting, we discussed the following questions:
- What activities do we want to pursue?
- Who will drive
- How will we fund these activities?
The general consensus was that we'd like to remain involved in supportive discussions with the city council, but expand our advocacy to community building and informal education via community events such as sponsored walks and rides. We discussed the possibility of having these supported by an umbrella bike advocacy non-profit.
We'd like a larger group of coalition members to take part in deciding what events we'll put on in 2014, which will depend largely on who's willing to step up and take responsibility for making things happen! This doesn't - and shouldn't - have to depend on a single person, though. Ideally, we'd like to identify a few events we'd like to work towards as a group, and assemble people into sub-teams according to their interests.
We hope that you'll be able to make it to the meeting and tell the group what you want to see happen! Write down those ideas. We'll send out a reminder and potluck sign-up on Jan 27, and see you on Feb 3!