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Exhibit 3. Considerations Regarding Possible Breadth of Local Online Hub Concept

Scope Narrow Mission            

       Broad Mission 

Cost Limited Expense

           Significant Expense 

Government Involvement  Limited Role  

             

       Extensive Role 

Like other recommendations found in the Informing Communities report, Recommendation 15 is quite aspirational in character and does not provide many details about the scope, cost or potential government role associated with creating local hubs. However, in terms of the “full array of local information resources” discussed in Recommendation 15, the report listed seven potential ingredients for any local online hub. In Exhibit 4, I have grouped those items according to the primary function they each serve and also reordered them from what I regard as the least to the most controversial (if local governments were looking to subsidize or incentivize these ingredients of a local online hub, that is). Exhibit 4. List of Possible Local Information Resources That Might Be Part of Local Online Hubs

1)  government data  feeds  2)  civic informa3on  3)  events calendars  4)  local forums  5)  community e‐mail  listservs  6)  local media  7)  local blogs 

Community Government Info 

Community Connec3ons 

Community News / Commentary 

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