July 17, 2017
A meeting in June, that will be considered
to have gotten “public input” and
to have shown “public support”
Not many people knew of the June 6, 2017 meeting at the Evergreen Lake House – nor did they know of its significance. Questions were not allowed during the meeting, though people were promised that they could ask questions as soon as the formal presentation was over. They were not told that they would be unable to ask any questions in front of other people, but would be broken up into groups after stretching their legs.
The Delphi Method or
This is the Delphi Method, a tactic I have witnessed repeatedly in the Jefferson County Colorado public school district. It is used at almost every one of their public forums and workshops. No matter what the meeting, there is no real input from the public, no answering of questions, no discussion — at the most, people are “given choices” that are already on the table to pick from. It is a tactic meant to keep people from asking any questions that are answered in public, and keep them from having any influence on public opinion and outcomes. The outcome is “predetermined.” No discussion is allowed for others to hear. It is meant to muzzle people and guarantee that those in “control” can bully their own way through.
An excellent, detailed article you can read on this technique is : “The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!” by Albert V. Burns.
“The process used to ‘facilitate’ the meeting is called the Delphi Technique. This Delphi Technique was developed by the RAND Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense back in the 1950s. It was originally intended for use as a psychological weapon during the cold war.
“However, it was soon recognized that the steps of Delphi could be very valuable in manipulating ANY meeting toward a predetermined end.”
That is what you witness as you watch
the video of the June , 2017 meeting linked in this blog piece.
You will watch Dean Dalvit as he promises people that they will be able to ask questions after he is done speaking, but this is only to keep them quiet while he is giving his presentation. When he stops talking, it is suddenly over, he leaves the stage to a lady, and people are told to break up into groups. Such a tactic is a strong indication that Dean Dalvit and the other people behind this move for the LID (Local Improvement District) simply have a plan and are determined to do it to us on their own, with no consideration for the people living in Evergreen.
Following is a link to the meeting that was held at our Lake House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yij3T6eZUIs
The video of the meeting is below:
A June 30, 2017 email from Art Onweller:
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Fw: Evergreen LID – Who does What?
To Central Committee Precinct Individuals within the ELID and 25th H.D. District Captains
The information below was recently sent to me that attempts to explain the role of the Advisory Committee in the operation of the proposed Evergreen Local Improvement District (ELID).
The information lacks any specific projects being proposed or funding of the ELID itself.
The proposal does indicate that they intend to meet only twice a year with the County Commissioners and hold a public town hall meeting once a year.
Keep in mind that approval of the ELID requires agreement of two of our County Commissioners. You don’t get to vote on it.
The literature does include a link to a Public Meet Video that shows potential projects, some have already been completed with the completion of the paving of Route 74.
I would appreciate your comments on this proposal.
25th H.D. Area Coordinator
Art’s email and the document “Mountains of Reasons to Say Yes” that he attached, can be found here.
Click here or follow the address below, for a map of the proposed ELID area.