Public Engagement

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Public Engagement

 

Public Engagement Case Stories from California

View Institute Public Engagement Stories in a larger map.

Map Key: Cities – star shape; Counties – square shape
Purple – Broadening Participation; Orange – Difficult Situations in Public Engagement; Green – Planning, Housing and Sustainability; Blue – Budgeting; Aqua Blue – Health and Other Human Services; Red – Reentry, Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety; Brown – Public Works; Black – Online Public Engagement & Technology; Gray – Sustaining Public Engagement 
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The Basics of Public Engagement

Information and resources about the “basics” of public engagement benefits, principles, design, and other related topics to help local and regional agencies successfully involve residents and others in local public decision-making.

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Public Engagement and Technology

Technology is a powerful tool for public engagement. It can help cities and counties change the who, how, when and where of participation in local decision making. Yet it’s not a solution by itself. Whether they are oriented to the cutting edge or using more familiar tools, local officials who benefit most from technology are clear about their purposes, audiences and have staff in place to maintain it well.

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Engaging Immigrants and New Citizens

Resources and case stories to help local officials in California successfully engage and integrate immigrant residents into the civic and public life of their communities. Also see information about pathways for legal permanent residents to achieve U.S. citizenship, and strategies for local officials to support these citizenship efforts and to engage new citizens in their community.

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Going Beyond the Usual Participants

Research, resources and case stories to help ensure that participation in public engagement efforts more fully reflect the demographics of your community.

This includes information about ways to work with community partners to engage a broader cross section of the community, including youth and  immigrant residents, as well as how to work more effectively with clergy and congregations.

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Engaging the Public in Other Local Agency Activities and Services

Topics such as Health and Human Services, Planning, Housing & Sustainabiliy, and Reentry, Emergency Preparedness, and Public Safety

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Assessing Public Engagement
Measuring & Sustaining

Resources and case stories to help local agencies assess results and measure the impacts of their public engagement efforts.

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