Re: How many community meetings to make a decision?
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:26:20 -0700 (PDT)
Maggi, this is kind of like asking "How many dates do you have to go on
before you agree to move in together?" I mean, it depends.

It depends on the issue you're trying to decide about -- it might be very
important but simple enough to agree about in one meeting, or it may be
complicated or it may have some big emotions associated with it that have
to be worked through in the course of two, three, or more meetings. And it
depends on your community's style and method of making decisions.

As for "how many meetings" -- if you mean plenary meetings, our standard
schedule is one a month but if there are multiple requests for plenary
agenda time for the current month, we might have a 2nd one. But in the
early years we met once a week. (Ouch.) In addition, our committees,
subcommittees, teams -- our bureaucracy, you might say -- all meet on their
own schedules, some regularly and some as needed.

I'm afraid I don't see how one can offer a definite answer to your two
questions. Can you explain what you're trying to determine?

    Muriel at Shadowlake Village

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 10:55 PM Maggi R. <librarymaggi [at]> wrote:

> How many meetings does your community have each month? How many meetings
> does it typically take to make a decision on a topic from beginning to end?
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