Parishes and CCs as the seat of LA policy making

Proposer
digitalWestie
State

Rejected

Vote Score

-1

Age

1859 days


@digitalWestie edited manifesto/local_government.md - about 5 years ago

Transparency

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Local policy making

In an attempt to re-invigorate and make accessible to all, community councils and parish councils should become the hosts for local policy making. Consequently, a councillor's responsiblity as a policy maker would be diminished in comaprison to their work co-ordinatating and administering the policies formulated by the parishes/community councils in his or her wards.

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - about 5 years ago

I'm a fan of confederalism (http://www.inclusivedemocracy.org/dn/vol1/bookchin_confederalism.htm), perhaps this is how it could start off in the UK ?

@digitalWestie edited manifesto/local_government.md - about 5 years ago

Transparency

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Publish full minutes (or transcripts if available), audio recordings, and voting records from all local council meetings. Online publication should be performed within 24 hours. Software tools will be created to make this process simple.

Local policy making

To re-invigorate our status as citizens, and make public life accessible to all, community councils and parish councils should become the hosts for local policy making. Consequently, a councillor's responsiblity as a policy maker would be diminished in comaprison to their work co-ordinatating and administering the policies formulated by the parishes/community councils in his or her wards.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - almost 5 years ago

Could you expand a bit on how this would work in practice? I'm not entirely understanding it at the moment.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

Same here, I don't quite understand what would actually happen (though I like the idea of pushing policymaking out to the edges, obviously)

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

‚úč for now.

Note this is also over the time limit, so unless you do want to push it forward @digitalWestie, it will probably be closed soonish.

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - over 4 years ago

Yep still chewing this one over, since proposing I've found more sources from which to develop this further so will put something down eventually. Again this might become multiple proposals so will close for now. NB If you want to know what I'm on about, I'm aiming at a proposal that comprises some of the ideas / practices such as libertarian municipalism, citizen juries, citizen assemblies, and participatory budgeting.

EDIT:

The idea without buzzwords this time - people should make decisions, whereas elected representatives should help coordinate and implement them.