A local government agency’s website is ”home base” for how it organizes the way it wants to involve residents in local decision-making. How transparent and accessible is information about public meetings? Can community members easily find the issues they care about and sign up for updates? Many agencies have the ability to improve the functionality of their website with the tools they have in hand now. Others may want to investigate new features or services. Use these articles and case studies to find out more.
Publications, best practices, reports and other resources that can help local governments and regional agencies use their websites to inform residents, solicit ideas and feedback, and promote public engagement.
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