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Online Dialogue and Deliberation – California Stories


Learn how local governments and regional agencies use online dialogue and deliberation to inform and engage the public.

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The City of El Cerrito Engages Residents in Five-Year Strategic Planning Process

The El Cerrito City Council adopted a strategic plan in April 2013 to help fulfill its mission to serve, lead and support its diverse community.  The plan is the result of a year-long public engagement effort that employed a variety of strategies. Among these strategies were: a media strategy, focus groups, an online survey, outreach at community events and more.  

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Palo Alto Uses Open Data to Engage Residents in Budgeting

City of Palo Alto uses Open Data to invite public input on budget.

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