Best Practices and Resources
Publications, best practices, reports and other resources to help counties and cities engage their residents to address climate change issues.
From the Public Engagement Program
Planning Public Involvement: Key
Questions for Local Officials
A one-pager that describes twelve key questions to ask when planning effective public engagement in local decision-making.
Beyond the Usuals: Ideas to
Encourage Broader Public Involvement in Your
A one-pager that describes ways to go beyond the usual participants and achieve better representation in public engagement efforts.
Ten Ideas to Encourage Immigrant
A one-pager that provides ideas drawn from cities and counties throughout California on ways to more successfully engage immigrant residents.
Principles of Local Government
Ten principles to serve as helpful indicators of effective and ethical public engagement practice by local governments. These principles may also help guide city, county and other local officials in the design of public engagement processes and strategies.
Briefing Paper #2- Addressing
Climate Change: Ideas for Youth Commissions
Included you will find background information, ideas for specific actions that youth commissions or councils can take to address climate change, and a number of online and other resources where staff and youth can learn more about the issue.
For a full list of Public Engagement resources, visit www.ca-ilg.org/engagementpubs.
From Other Institute Programs
How to Harness the Power of Your
Community to Address Climate Change
Suggestions, examples, and resources for local officials to involve residents and businesses to address climate change. (Sustainable Communities Program)