E-Democracy.Org is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-based project whose mission is to expand participation and build stronger democracies and communities through the power of information and communication technologies and strategies.The e-democracy web site is full of good information. Nicely laid out. Clear and distinct.
There is also a blog with frequent updates on current event related to e-democracy.
If your city/town could use a local forum, this is one thing that e-democracy will set up with you. I am about to dive into the guidebook (PDF) and cruise through the Liftoff online group to see what it entails. Franklin used to have a forum that was moderated by one individual and it ended up getting shut down. The e-democracy forum has a couple of good points to help prevent that should this one come online in this area.
Check out the blog. Check out the site.