Talk:Charlottesville City Council's November 5, 2018 regular meeting

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I like the idea!

I like this idea, but do you think it will be sustainable to do this sort of thing? I've always like the idea of using cvillepedia or some other mechanism for citizens and other interested parties to better document what happens at meetings. --Seantubbs (talk) 17:31, 14 January 2019 (EST)

Appreciate the feedback - really do!

My original intent was to only present the City Council’s vote on high-interest* agenda issues, include a brief summary of what was done at the meeting, link to the official minutes of the meeting and any other “expanded article” - basically limiting the format to an overview of the procedural matters of a particular meeting. *High-interest issues might include: City Manager search, Land use, Planning and zoning, Developments, Water and wastewater, Code rewrite, Police, Downtown, Events, Business, Housing, Affordability, Homelessness, Board appointments, Budget, Taxes, Dockless bikes and scooters…

I thought to treat each brief article as a standalone “event” tied to the “year categories” when considering the maintenance and sustainability issues (particularly after getting carried away uploading too many CUSTOM image files while learning a graphics-design program. Sorry – I don’t know how to delete the unused files.)

Things to consider with developing a “mechanism for citizens and other interested parties to better document what happens at meetings” – City Council meeting are now running on average 5 hours (a few years ago they were 2 hours).Jmh6d (talk) 12:33, 15 January 2019 (EST)

  • I love the idea too; the city website's pdf agendas & especially minutes are too hard to find/read and don't get indexed by Google well. I've been meaning for a while to compile all the various meeting livetweets on Twitter and list them somewhere, since they're essentially much more accessible (& sometimes concise) versions of minutes. I wonder whether it's possible to make a bot parser that can scrape Council agendas and make a skeleton page for each meeting, which we can then fill in with outcomes & details. (meekohi any thoughts?)
Something to consider: we'll probably want to make a List of Charlottesville City Council meetings or even a List of Charlottesville meetings as a centralized place to keep track of all these. --Rory096 (talk) 17:32, 15 January 2019 (EST)