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Needs and Concerns

Here is a list of specific needs and concerns about access to the space, including the general public. There may include analysis, reflection, and potential responses:

From david brazil's "open to the public" manifesto

  • Need to establish a framework now, before we are "open to the public" and before it may become a problem.


  • Hours should be fixed, e.g. 12noon - 6pm, 7 days a week
  • Hours should be extended as exceptions, e.g. for special events held at special hours
  • DK: Staffing and hours should be differentiated
  • MS: Rectify hours with Welcoming committee "door shifts": 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm

public areas

  • What does "public area" mean?
    • DK: Concerns include:
      • what it means legally to be "open to the public"
      • the use of terms "public area" conflicts with specific uses and zoning for areas, e.g. the basement
      • Areas that are "unstaffed" should not be called "Public" or "Open"
  • Public Areas should be:
    • La Commune
    • the basement
    • the upstairs kitchen and hallway
    • the upstairs den and ballroom


ground rules



after-hours access

From the Welcoming Committee