think I may have mentioned this to you early on when we first talked about the
Smart Growth/Footprint Project. We are also helping to lead a visioning
process for the City of Livermore that will be similar to the Smart
Growth/Footprint project (but with a smaller scope). We are again, looking
for people who are interested in being small group facilitators.
Could you forward this to people (SJSU and others with
planning/facilitation backgrounds) who you might think would be
interested? People who are interested should contact Ellen Clark a.s.a.p.
at my office (as the email describes below).
FACILITATORS NEEDED FOR THE LIVERMORE VISION
Interested in gaining hands-on facilitation experience and
supplementing your income while participating in an important local planning
DC&E needs approximately 35 small group facilitators
for public workshops for the Livermore Vision Project.
What is the
Livermore Vision Project? The Vision Project is a city-wide public
participation process to develop consensus regarding the future of Livermore
and its final buildout. The results of the Vision Project will be
reviewed by the City Council and incorporated in the General Plan update that
will begin in 2002.
What is the Role of the
Facilitators? Facilitators are needed for five community workshops that
will be held as part of the Vision Project, in which residents will determine
the City's "Vision" for the future. Facilitators are needed for each of
these workshops to facilitate small group discussions and to encourage
participants to share those ideas. The small groups will consist
of local community members and representatives of organizations interested in
planning and development issues in Livermore.
The five workshops will
begin in September and will occur on the following dates, approximately two
weeks apart. All workshops will take place between 6:30 and 9:30 PM and will
be held in Livermore.
November 28 You will need to commit to come to all of the workshops,
as well as a training session, which will take place in late August.
(Date is to be finalized, but will probably be August 27, in
We need approximately 35 small group facilitators for the
What Qualifications do I Need? We are
seeking facilitators who have an understanding of local land use planning
issues. Some knowledge of the type of issues faced by Bay Area
communities such as Livermore would be beneficial. Such issues include
growth of jobs and housing, quality of life, transportation, downtown
revitalization and natural resource and open space preservation. Past
facilitation experience would also be a plus.
This will be an excellent
opportunity to pick up facilitation skills, and will give you an in
depth look at the planning issues facing a particular Bay Area
community. You'd also get paid $20 per hour, including your travel
Depending on the level of interest, we may also organize a
vanpool/shuttle from Dublin BART Station to the workshop
Please contact me ASAP, either by email at
ellen@..., or by phone at 510.848.3815, if you are interested in
Also, please pass this on to your friends who might be
Note: Some of you may have received or
responded to an earlier request for facilitators for the Regional Agencies
Smart Growth /Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development Regional
Livability Footprint Project. Although DC&E is leading the
public input process for both projects and we need facilitators for both
projects, the two projects are not related.
Ellen Clark, Project
Planner Design, Community and Environment 1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite
222 Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 848 3815
Shen Design Community & Environment 1600 Shattuck Avenue, Ste.
222 Berkeley, CA