The original team of Kuna ACT and all supporters knew we needed a vehicle to provide an infrastructure of collaborative discussion providing a place where citizens could gain ownership of the issues and discover and maintain common ground, creating a greater desire and ability to work together to solve local issues. We needed a community information gathering source, a place where the community gets a voice, a neutral setting facilitated by a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan group. Citizens needed a voice before decisions were made. Until now, the only voice came from people showing up at meetings furious about a controversial issue or decisions made without input. Our plan was to implement grass roots decision making, where study circle participants knew their ideas would reach the agencies that requested the information to be implemented into public policy. Our goal was not a single event, but to be persistent in changing the way decisions were and are made in Kuna through a perpetual system webbed into the lifeblood of the Kuna Community.