FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You Asked, We Answered

WHY SHOULD I ENGAGE ONLINE?

The Aloe Bay project website allows you to have your say on issues that are important to you, at a time and place that works for you.

  • It’s a quick, convenient, and accessible way to have your say on a range of issues and topics.

  • It’s a great way to keep up-to-date and contribute your views on issues and projects affecting your community.

  • You can see what others think about an issue or topic, respond with your own views, and engage in a discussion.

  • You don't have to attend community meetings at a set place and time, or if you missed or were unable to attend a meeting, you can still feedback after.

  • It allows for a range of people with different views to discuss matters that affect our community.

  • It enables the Town of Dauphin Island to reach out to a wider array of people to gather comments and improve our plans and projects.

WHY IS THE ALOE BAY PROJECT ONLINE?

Traditional public consultation usually involves attending a public meeting or providing written submissions to the City Council, and this can often be time-consuming and inconvenient. These traditional forums can also be intimidating, especially for underrepresented folks. We, as a community, work better when we have lots of voices at the table. When we have a variety of perspectives represented in discussions about Town plans and projects, we know we end up with better decisions.
We are committed to being open, transparent, and accountable and to engaging and empowering residents to participate in meaningful discussions and innovative solutions. And we are committed to making it easy and fun! By using an online engagement site, we are able to hear from you, fold your feedback into projects and plans, and make Dauphin Island a better place.

WHY DO I HAVE TO REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO MAKE COMMENTS?

While registration is not required to access, it is necessary for many of the more interactive engagement opportunities. We ask you to register on the website for a few reasons. First, it helps ensure that a broader set of perspectives have an opportunity to be represented by attributing feedback and frequency of feedback to individuals. It also promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses. And finally, it allows us to follow up with you to give you more information about the projects you are interested in and let you know how we used your ideas.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY COMMENTS?

Project teams collect and compile all comments, ideas, and suggestions and use them to inform the development of strategies, programs, and activities or to gain an insight into community views and opinions. Often, comments provided online help augment face-to-face consultations such as meetings, open houses, or surveys. When each project consultation closes, all contributions are compiled into a report, which will be presented to the Town Council when considering the issue.

All ideas and opinions provided during the consultation will be considered; however, this does not mean that every suggestion will affect the project or be adopted as proposed. NOTE: All comments you make through this website will become public records for anyone to read. You can find more information about how we use data in our privacy policy.

HOW TO JOIN A ZOOM MEETING?

If you are having trouble joining an online meeting, please watch this video:

How to join a Zoom meeting?

DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT ALOE BAY?

For other questions, please visit the Questions section of the Aloe Bay website.