Hi SF Wikimedians,

I think we are getting near to the formal formation of Cascadia Wikimedians. There have been occasional questions about whether SF is forming its own user group or would like to be included in Cascadia. If you want to form your own group or want to remain unaffiliated, that is a decision that we will respect. If you would like to be included in Cascadia please let us know. We are currently proceeding with Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

From my point of view, SF is culturally similar to the three planned Cascadia territories and there would be an economy of scale in including SF in Cascadia.The downsides of including SF are geographic stretch and the complicated California regulatory environment. My feeling is that SF would do better as its own user group, but we are happy to collaborate with you or talk about including you in our membership if you are interested in affiliating with Cascadia.

Regards from your northern neighbor,