I had never heard of a Citizen’s Jury before this gig. A Citizens’ Jury is a mechanism of participatory action research (PAR) that draws on the symbolism, and some of the practices, of a legal trial by jury. (Wikipedia)
Then I had to look up (PAR) Participatory action research (PAR) is an approach to research in communities that emphasizes participation and action. It seeks to understand the world by trying to change it, collaboratively and following reflection. (Wikipedia).
Basically we ask the average Jo what he thinks about things before we change things.