Involve the local media (including hyperlocals) in designing the meeting and planning agendas — this will also encourage publicity
Redesigning the Council Meeting Part II
Dave Mckenna

Delighted to see Hyperlocals getting a specific mention in this context. Any thoughts on what “designing the meeting and planning agendas” could look like as a real tool? Are we talking about just sharing a Google Doc or something a bit more customised for the job in hand? You’d presumably want a means of proposing agenda points, combined with a subsequent means of merging/unmerging points, moving them into different priority slots, deliberating and discussing around a specific agenda point with perhaps a means of voting each one up and down? Sounds a bit like a digital OpenSpace board.