Upcoming CIRs in Aug-Sept 2018
There will be two Citizens’ Initiative Reviews this year.
In Oregon, a regional CIR is being run by Healthy Democracy, in partnership with Portland State University, Oregon Kitchen Table, and/or the University of Oregon Journalism School. That CIR will study an affordable housing bond measure referred to voters by the Metro Council–the regional government around Portland. It’ll happen August 23-26, and if anyone is interested in attending, let me–John Gastil (firstname.lastname@example.org) know–so I can assist with research protocols.
The other CIR will happen in Boston Massachusetts on September 12-15. Details are still forthcoming on that one, but a research team is already in place to observe it. Even so, let me know if you want to join the team.