Culver City Community Conversation
Two community meetings will take place this fall. Complimentary food will be provided at the meetings, which are open to the public. Details on dates, times, and locations are pictured to the left.
We Want to Hear From You
In coming together to develop a shared vision for Fox Hills, the City has put together a list of prompts and questions for the community's consideration. Please share your thoughts and comments about the Culver City Community Conversation using the prompts and in the comments section below
Your feedback is important to the City of Culver City–thank you for sharing your voice, and in turn, helping to craft what's to come.
- Who is Fox Hills?
- What makes Fox Hills unique?
- What unites Culver City and Fox Hills?
- Within Fox Hills, how can we make sure we connect our voices?
- How do we deepen the connection between Fox Hills and the City?
- How can we ensure the voices of Fox Hills residents are heard?
- What do successful conversations within the Fox Hills community and with the City look like?
- What does being connected look like to you?
- What would you like to see for Fox Hills?
The City of Culver City has been selected by the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) as one of five “deep dive” cities nationally to participate in its “Revive Civility Cities” program. Revive Civility Cities is a nonpartisan program where the NICD works with and encourages communities to restore values of civility and respect for each other. NICD will work with Culver City during the remainder of 2018 to help bring the City civil discourse strategies around the issue of growth and development in the Fox Hills neighborhood.
Activities have included stakeholder interviews by the NICD, a declaration by the City Council of Revive Civility Month, and a series of community visioning meetings (see below for meeting dates). NICD will synthesize the input heard at the community visioning meetings and, based on that input, create a community vision and action plan. The community vision and action plan will be presented to the community for final input, and ultimately be presented to the City Council.
NICD selects deep dive cities for its Revive Civility Cities program based on the city’s commitment to civil discourse, the nature and interest of the problem identified, the availability of resources (both from NICD and the city), and the likelihood that the project would be a useful case study for other cities. Culver City joins an elite group of participating cities located throughout the country, including Maine, Washington, Ohio, and Iowa. NICD Director Hala Harik Hayes will lead the effort in Culver City. Hayes has managed more than fifty civic engagement projects around the country, including a large-scale public engagement in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The Culver City Advisory Board will provide input and advice to city staff and organizers on several aspects of the Community Conversation, such as messaging, outreach, discussion content, and follow up activities. Members include Renee Bayley, Colin Diaz, Michael Cho, Fred Puza, Judi Sherman, Will Rickards, Summer McBride, Nelson Algaze, Dave Saeta, Alisa King, Majit Asrani, Albert Vera, Deborah Wallace, and Diana Hernandez.
About the National Institute for Civil Discourse
The National Institute for Civil Discourse is a non-partisan institute based at the University of Arizona's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences dedicated to addressing incivility and political dysfunction in American democracy by promoting structural and behavioral change. Informed by research, NICD’s programs are designed to create opportunities for elected officials, the media, and the public to engage different voices respectfully and take responsibility for the quality of our public discourse and effectiveness of our democratic institutions. Our National Advisory Board includes former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Herbert Walker Bush; former Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe; former Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and Colin Powell; former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; and journalists like Katie Couric, Greta Van Susteren, and NPR’s Scott Simon.
About the Revive Civility Initiative
As a counter-narrative to the incivility permeating our public spaces, NICD is spearheading a national grassroots Revive Civility initiative to give Americans and leaders solution-oriented actions to restore and call for civility in the nation’s democracy. Through the initiative, citizens and elected officials are helping to improve the tone of the nation’s political discourse by reviving civility in cities and everyday conversations.