And of course I'm trying to post this using the iPhone app...
Some brainstorming around the office has someone suggesting that we implement some criteria that your PUD is required to establish an online presence of some sort, be it a website, Facebook page, and/or iOS/Android app. The reasoning the person wants this is that she lives in a condo complex where no online presence has been established to foster a sense of community for what's going on, create opportunities, etc.
From my experience in two new subdivisions I've lived in, neighbors always seem to talk to each other and then it evolves in them starting a yahoo/google group, or website on their own. In one case after a community get-together, as a resident, I created a website for our newly built subdivision, only to have a neighbor who's a realtor create a competing website, copy the content I created, and then add advertising banners for his competing site. In the subdivision I live in now, another realtor has created a competing website for the Google group someone else originally created. Seems like the condo complex just needs a realtor to live there. :p
Anyway, I'm not too sure on the concept of regulatory code language requiring the establishment of an online presence for your PUD. A home builder can create a yahoo/google group in 2 minutes, how do you ensure that it's used, promoted, etc? Residents may decide to create their own afterwards, does the developer provide evidence of this and does this release themselves of further obligations? Is the Zoning inspector required to do online site inspections every year for compliance? If a website goes offline years later, what's the recourse? Should the town have security in place to then utilize in order to create a website for the non-compliant PUD?
Admittedly this isn't stuff that keeps me up at night. I just admittedly get stuck on how new and different code criteria is able to be enforced, tracked and maintained.