As local agencies evaluate the first “learning year” of developing and approving district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), staff and community members have an opportunity to examine what went well and what more can be achieved. This resource outlines challenges of public engagement, stakeholders that need to be involved and public engagement strategies and approaches to consider.
A panel discussion on innovations in resident civic engagement at the 2009 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference featured stories about the civic education of youth, a citizens academy for Cantonese speakers, and the role of new civic engagement manager positions in California cities.
The Public Engagement program is creating a series of “Briefing Papers” for Youth Commissions and Youth Advisory Councils. These concise documents will provide teens with background information about a timely topic and concrete ideas for how youth commissions and advisory councils can take action to address these issues in their communities.
As a service, the Institute for Local Government maintains a roster of city and county youth commissions and councils from throughout California.We provide a staff contact name, e-mail address, and youth commission website, wherever possible.