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.
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
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.