Shoreline Steering Committee Decision Making
The Shoreline Steering Committee will strive for consensus among its members. Working toward consensus is a fundamental principle. The definition of consensus spans the range from strong support to neutrality, to abstention, to “I can live with it.” Any of these actions still constitutes consensus. The mediator will document agreements in meeting summaries.
If the Shoreline Steering Committee cannot come to 100% agreement, the Committee could set aside the issues while it continues to work on other issues and revisit the disagreement later in the process. The Committee could also form a small subcommittee of 3 members to develop a proposal for full committee consideration. A third option is that the Committee could also write up a summary of the issue, including areas of agreement and disagreement. At least two committee members would then present the issue and outcomes of Steering Committee deliberations to the Regional Plan Implementation Committee (RPIC). The RPIC would consider and make a recommendation on the issue at hand or the next steps to resolve the issue. Once decided upon, staff would incorporate the outcome into the draft policies, codes, and ordinances.