Category Archives: The Delphi Method

0239_What happened Aug 1, 2017 at Jeffco County Commissioners’ Staff Briefings_ELID not to be on ballot 2017_Testimony Oltmans and Wagner against LID_links to all posts so far on ELID

Donna Jack
August 3, 2017

Gramma Griizzly’s Corner

Following is a link to email announcement of Aug 1, 2017 meeting – the county’s schedule for the meeting and county staff recommendations:  – 2017-07-28_County Commissioner’s meeting on ELID_Aug 1 – BCC briefed on ELID_schedule

ELID may have been stopped, but…

The documentation on this site, related to the proposed ELID is important, even though supposedly the proposed ELID is not moving forward.  These blogs will give you a heads-up, so you can see the original direction of this ELID  (Evergreen Local Improvement District), and work to head off whatever it morphs into.

Listed are previous blog posts on this site so far about the ELID issue – including a YouTube of Dean Dalvit presenting his proposal at the Evergreen Lake House.  The blogs on this subject so far:  0234, 0236, 0238, and 0239 (this blog piece).  Titles and links to these blog pieces are at the end of this blog.

Beginning of report on August 1, 2017 Jeffco County Commissioner’s
Staff Briefings

After the conclusion of the 8:00 public testimony on the first floor of the Jefferson County County Building, people moved to the 5th floor conference room for staff briefings for the County Commissioners.

The staff presentation was scheduled to end at 10:45.  It was over well before 9:45, when I arrived. I stayed to talk with people who attended, and below is a report.

Unexpected offer to testify on any of the four agenda items,
to those who were present

Near the end of the public testimony, Commissioner Libby Szabo asked if there were any more people who wanted to testify – and welcomed Dee Oltmans and DeDe Wagner to speak. That was a surprise for them.

Even though Dee Oltmans and DeDe Wagner were not expecting to be able to testify, they were happy to take the opportunity to speak up against the proposed LID. Continue reading

0236_Fact Sheet and Recommended Actions in Connection with Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) in Evergreen

Donna Jack
July 24, 2017

This past week Kathryn Isenberger sent out a 2017 ELID Fact Sheet and action suggestions.

[http://jeffcoeducationtruth.com/grammagrizzly/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-ELID-Fact-Sheet-and-action-suggestions.pdf]

See also Blog Post 0234_Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) to be pushed onto Evergreen, Colorado_Dean Dalvit video June 6, 2017 at Evergreen Lake House

PROPOSED Evergreen Local Improvement District
Facts and Action Suggestions

FACTS

What it is not:  Connected in anyway to “Affordable Housing” AFFH, Federal Grant Money — that was a separate matter being dealt with by the County Commissioners.

What it is:  Additional level of Jefferson County government in the unincorporated Evergreen area, the boundaries of which would be El Rancho on the north, south along Hwy 74 including downtown Evergreen, around the lake south along Hwy 73 to Marshdale, encompassing Evergreen Metropolitan District and West Jefferson County Metropolitan District.  (Shown on attached map.), run by a 5-7 person appointed Board by the Commissions, not elected by Evergreen residents, which would instruct Jefferson County staff (through the Board of County Commissioners), to oversee and manage the projects identified by the appointed Board.

If approved, how long will the LID last?  In perpetuity. Organizers will submit the LID application based upon perpetuity  Per Dean Dalvit, they do not want to provide for a sunset provision.

How much $$ would be generated annually from the 1% sales tax?  Approximately $1 million. Continue reading

0234_Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) to be pushed onto Evergreen, Colorado_ Dean Dalvit video June 6, 2017 at Evergreen Lake House_the Delphi Method/Technique

Donna Jack
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
Delphi Technique

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.
http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html

“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.” Continue reading