As the County returns to full economic life, Metro is ramping up service. In keeping with their normal service reorganization procedure, there will be a citizen advisory board:
We are looking for participants for a workshop to provide input on how we prioritize what service to restore.
· Attend a virtual workshop in the first two weeks of February 2021 to review Metro’s response to the COVID outbreak,
· Help Metro planning staff evaluate what types of service are most important to communities,
· Be compensated for their time and participation, and
· Be accommodated through interpretation and ADA access, as needed.
If you are interested in this opportunity to participate in Metro’s planning, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 21, 2021.
Longtime readers know I did one of these boards back in 2008 (unfortunately for me, well before one got paid to do so). It was an interesting window into the many considerations planners actually balance, as well as an education into what ordinary people in your community really think.
As always, I think people with a solid grasp of planning principles and a system view can be a useful corrective to narrower interests, as long they are willing to listen, open-minded, and empathetic.