One of my neighbors sent me the following link to the Chicago Park District’s forum called Mindmixer. It looks like the CPD is trying to get it’s constituents to give their views and ideas for the CPD. Pretty democratic. Officially this is their stated mission:
We believe good, informed ideas are out there, but many don’t make it to the surface or are drowned out by the volume of usual voices. Leveraging the power of the Internet and social media, MindMixer’s online engagement tools connect organizations with community members who might not otherwise get involved.
There are several hot button issues in my neighborhood that are not addressed in this forum so I’m not sure how sincere they are about really addressing residents concerns. Anyway take a look. In order to look around you need to set up an account.