|Re: Some advice for forming communities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jasmine Gold (juturnaix.netcom.com)|
|Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:30:01 -0700 (MST)|
> I certainly am a big proponent of not buying unnecessary > trouble, but it would seem to make sense to at least make sure we're all > on the same page with the "top ten cohousing issues" ( pets, common meals, > kids, etc.). In Sonoma County Cohousing (Cotati, CA), we brainstormed a large list of all the hot topics we could think of. Then everyone in our group put checkmarks next to the three that were hottest for them. As meeting time allows, we have been working through the list in a multi-part process along these lines: First meeting, in small groups, we brainstorm peoples fears and desires. Then we get together as a large group to share them and group them. Second meeting, we takes the brainstorm session, see if we want to add to it, and see where the group wants to go with it. So far, over several months, we have discussed pets, meals, parenting, and guns. Pets and parenting have had a second meeting. Pets turned into a committee that formed a very general policy that was brought for consensus, and then returned for very minor tweaking. Parenting has also been referred to a committee that has not yet met. Generally, the feeling with the discussions and policies has been that we don't want to set lots of rules until we move-in and see whether we have a problem. However, we want to make sure that everyone is on the same wavelength and feels comfortable with the issue. --Jasmine Gold, Sonoma http://www.sonic.net/~erisw/socoho.html We are planning to break ground in the spring. We have only 2 unreserved units left: 3 bedroom townhomes. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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