* To help residents stay well-informed on local public policy issues.

* To prepare residents for discussions with their neighbors, elected leaders, town, and school staff on public policy issues.

* To help residents select and prioritize local public policy issues for which they want to engage.

* To ensure that all sides of local public policy issues are presented in open, honest, non-partisan ways, respecting various political philosophies.

* To motivate residents to go beyond being observers so they become actively engaged in local and regional government decision-making.

The Democracy Tent

of Los Gatos

(Visitors are always welcome to participate)