During tonight's pasadena district 4 community meeting one really important issue came up.
Once upon a time, there was more turn out for these kinds of meetings, and there were two ideas why attendance might have declined. Perhaps now it's easier to get in touch with the city council, and tell them what you think is going on.
Or once upon a time the local paper had the time and money to send reporters to city meetings and report on what was interesting. Basically its hard to attend things you don't know about.
So the big question is, what should replace that function of the newspaper?
LAist is doing a pretty good job reporting on things in the general LA metro area, but what should we do for a city?
Should we have our PasadenaIST (blog)? Should we run a planet Pasadena and aggregate(blog aggregator) all of the various pasadena related blogs? should we try for a community wiki? or perhaps an edited news aggregation site like slashdot or fark? or should we just focus on making the cities website easier to navigate?