RCPC Studies and Adjusts Town Hall Meeting Schedule
Have you been to an RCPC Town Hall meeting this year? If so, you may have noticed that the RCPC board has been experimenting with some new practices intended to make it easier for folks to attend: for example, opening at 7 p.m. and serving Jules Pizza to help tide folks over who come straight from work without grabbing dinner first. You may also have noticed RCPC has been more about publicizing the meetings to try to increase awareness of them among residents who may not see the announcements in The Rockridge News.
The results have been informative. Several of this year's programs have had higher attendance than any in the previous year; a few programs filled the Library meeting room. However, we also cancelled at least one program for insufficient RSVPs, a practice instituted out of respect for the time of prospective panelists. The experimentations will continue in 2015. Instead of hosting Town Halls every month of the year (except August), we will organize five or six only (in February, April, June, September, November, and possibly December) and continue to improve the planning that goes into the meetings. If there are topics you would like to hear covered, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.