Coastsiders Begin Online Conversations
Our Coastside is a blend of “native Coastsiders” going back several generations, new Bay Area transferees who have discovered that our communities are not that far from work and yet feel a world away, and everything in between. The local government and community meetings typically see a handful of attendees. Many people share their real opinions while running into friends and neighbors around town. Now there is a new way to share ideas, form support groups of like-minded people, and move local initiatives forward.
Over the last few months, I’ve learned of a few online conversations and opportunities to become involved on-and-off-line if you wish to participate. I am excited to know of them and know some of the people involved. I support their efforts to take initiative toward improving our neighborhoods in this way.
SMC Speak Out – http://www.smcspeakout.com/ – since 2012. Transportation & Safety. San Mateo County sponsored, local input requested.
Nextdoor – https://nextdoor.com/ – since 2010. Social network for neighborhoods. VC funded. Several local neighborhoods – and neighbors – are now participating.
Coastside Conversations – http://coastsideconversations.com/ – since 2014. Improvement of local government. Local volunteers, not for profit, local input requested.
Village of the Coastside – http://villageofthecoastside.org/ – since 2014. As a part of the nationally recognized Village to Village Network. Housing for aging-in-place. Local volunteers, not for profit, local input requested.
Coastside Current – http://coastsidecurrent.com/ – since 2009. As a part of nationally recognized The Breaking News Network. Local news from various sources; opportunity for non-profits, entertainment, and more. Local sponsor, not for profit, community service, Twitter feeds. (full disclosure: I started this to offer another way for the community to share.)
If I missed any, contact me to let me know so I can add them.
There is a lot of local information here, so check out these links and pass them along.