Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 19, 2007 at 9:20 am
Your Town Square Forum has created a volume of e-chain commentary, but no postings. Since e-chains serve neighborhoods, and create the desired distribution for their authors, that explains why PUBLIC postings are not occurring on your site.
More importantly, community groups restrict commentary to verbal discussions within their meetings and individual members do not make PUBLIC comments unless such commentary is decided by their boards. AIA would be an excellent example.
As Natalie O'Neill can confirm, I have attempted to invite groups and committees to post comments. I received replies from many, but no postings were made.
With the history of intimidation and retaliation by various aggregated political groups related to Contra Costa County, we both need to understand that PUBLIC comment invites such actions.
THUS, Polls on topics might invite response and, as more readers review the Town Square Forum, the PUBLIC postings should grow.
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