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File #: 21-696    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 2/15/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 3/15/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Approval of City's Participation in a Joint Project with Law and Public Policy/Political Science Professors from UC Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara to Test a New Community Engagement Model at the General Plan Update (GPU) Community Health/Environmental Justice Workshop; and (2) Approval of a Related Agreement.
Attachments: 1. Letter to City Council & Planners (Culver City)
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CC - (1) Approval of City's Participation in a Joint Project with Law and Public Policy/Political Science Professors from UC Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara to Test a New Community Engagement Model at the General Plan Update (GPU) Community Health/Environmental Justice Workshop; and (2) Approval of a Related Agreement.

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Meeting Date: March 15, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Ashley Hefner Hoang/CDD/Advance Planning

Phone Number: (310) 253-5744

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date: N/A

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (03/11/2021), Notify Me - General Plan Update (03/11/2021)

Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (02/22/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) approve the City's participation in a joint project with law and public policy/political science professors from UC Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara to test a new community engagement model at the GPU Community Health/Environmental Justice Workshop; and (2) approve a related agreement.


BACKGROUND/ DISCUSSION

Christopher S. Elmendorf, Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, reached out to Mayor Fisch with an opportunity to collaborate on testing a new model for community engagement (Attachment 1).

A group of law and public policy/political science professors from UC Davis, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara have developed a new online engagement platform called Prytaneum. The platform enables a new "dialogue and learning" model to supplement the "traditional public hearing participation" model of community engagement, allowing for deliberative dialogue between planning officials and community members. If successful, Culver City has the opportunity to be a part of th...

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