What issues should the Y2K community group focus on?

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There are so many aspects of Y2K that it becomes almost overwhelming. Assuming that this community group remains a grass-roots activity, what priorities should we set? What key issues should we be focusing on? Here are a few possibilities:

1. Working with town authorities to ensure that key services (police, fire, water supply, etc.) won't be disrupted.

2. Meeting with representatives of local banks, not only to hear them assure us they're working on the problem, but also to get their advice on how best to protect our financial assets from various forms of Y2K risk.

3. Meeting with representatives of US West and other telecom providers to get a sense of whether we'll get a dial tone when we pick up the phone on Jan 1, 2000.

4. Meeting with church leaders and other community group leaders to develop a plan for stockpiling appropriate supplies of emergency food for those who may be unwilling or unable to do so for themselves.

Other ideas?

-- Anonymous, October 24, 1998


Vell, as I understand it, in the first three meetings it was inferred if not said directly, that this group was to help each individual get their own act together.

At the same time, I know several people who are putting meetings together with civic and government leaders -- Rebecca said that Centinel was calling the first, and I know that Ken is working with Ocean (in Senator Bingaman's office) on getting local government types together. My sense is that the group will initially focus on getting its own questions answered -- what do they do about "X," and from that will grow additional activities. But first things first, I bet.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 1998

Also (sorry 'bout that) some of the meetings you've mentioned would flow from sub-groups that we hope to organize at the next meeting -- per agenda posted. Would like to know what you think about that model.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 1998

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