I've been asked by our regional district council to set-out plans of how to establish a self-funding local community-based site. Does anyone here have any experience with this type of site, what type of CMS did you use, forum and/or image boards?
The region is mostly agricultural, 680 sq miles with a population of 137,000 and is part of a county 2,687 sq miles with 1,042,00 population. It is anticipated that if it is sucessfully implemented then we would use the same/similar theme to extend to the whole county.
I favour the AdSense route to avoid the necessity of an advertising department and the council is very keen to reduce their salary bill but at the same time extending their reach into the county.
We are not expected to take-on any of the council's regular administrative work.