• William Goetz 12 months ago

    Anybody listening?

  • What is the peer-reviewed, scientific evidence base that supports the following whereas statements? Personal opinion or expert consensus are not acceptable responses given the cost to our citizens. We need to see the scientific evidence.

    "WHEREAS, seawalls and similar structures contribute to coastal resilience when constructed in a manner that is substantially impermeable and meet a minimum height"';

    and, "standard that effectively addresses existing tidal flooding and future sea level rise for the expected lifetime of the seawall or structure."

    What is the peer-reviewed, scientific evidence that raising seawalls will contribute to the solution of harm from sea-level rise and tidal flooding?

    Also, what is the evidence that this ordinance will be cost-effective compared to other solutions? Or even in combination with other solutions?

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  • William Goetz about 1 year ago

    Provide the ordinance in pdf format so citizens can make suggestions or ask questions relevant to a specific part of the ordinance. Make it like a wikipedia page. Or crowdsource it. The smartest person always works somewhere else - another city, company, university, etc. Make use of that expertise.

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    1. Publicize it. The last entry was a year ago. Right now the neighborhood site does more business. Maybe link it to the main page. 2. Provide substantive feedback to each suggestion or comment as quickly as possible. Right now, no one knows if anyone in the city even reads this stuff. 3. Make it the major site for HOAs and other organizations to present suggestions to the city. Again, provide feedback, and link to the main page. 4. Promote it as a crowdsourcing site to solve well-defined, specific city problems. The smartest person is always employed somewhere else. Sarasota crowdsourced a water-use ordinance. Even DARPA crowdsources. 5. Encourage employees to provide suggestions on city operations. 6. Offer a reward for the best suggestion of the year. 7. Offer a substantive monetary reward for any suggestion that is implemented and saves the city money. Particularly if it comes from an employee. 8. So, Lee, what do you think?
  • How can I download and print out the attachments? When I try to do that, I get a prompt that requires me to sign into Scribd for a free trial.

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