Most Local Officials Say Their Views of Public Engagement Have Changed

Many local officials say that over time and with experience, their views of public engagement have changed.

Public Engagement in California Charts
Civic Leaders Say Traditional Engagement Formats Are Lacking
Local Officials Say Traditional Engagement Formats Have Serious Shortcomings
Civic Leaders and Local Officials Worry That Interest Groups Dominate Traditional Public Meetings
Local Officials Say Traditional Engagement Formats Not Inclusive
Local Officials Say They've Found Some Groups of Residents Difficult to Engage
Civic Leaders Say Residents' Interests Are Not Well Considered
Local Officials Often Seek Public Input
Local Officials Believe the Public Is Angry and Disengaged
Civic Leaders Feel the Public Is Disengaged
Many Civic Leaders Say Local Officials Are Part of the Problem
Some Civic Leaders Say Local Government Is Responsive
Modest Collaboration Between Local Officials and Community-Based Organizations
Civic Leaders Say They've Collaborated with Local Officials
Many Civic Leaders Report Problematic Collaborations with Local Officials
Civic Leaders Say Local Officials Are Seeking Improved Public Engagement
Most Local Officials Say Their Views of Public Engagement Have Changed
Local Officials Use Online Media and Web-based Engagement Hesitantly
What Is Deliberative Public Engagement?
Many Local Officials Have Participated in Deliberative Public Engagement
Most Local Officials Say Deliberative Engagement Could Be Useful
Local Officials Identify Issues Good for Deliberative Public Engagement
Local Officials Say Deliberative Public Engagement Good for Certain Public Decisions
Most Local Officials Say Deliberative Public Engagement Will Lead to Fresh Ideas
A Number of Local Officials Say Deliberative Public Engagement Will Lead to Better Decisions
Civic Leaders Have Experimented with New Forms of Engagement
Civic Leaders: Deliberative Public Engagement Can Improve Relations Between Local Officials and the Public
Local Officials Worry Few Residents Would Participate
Local Officials Worry Expanding Participation Will Be a Challenge
Local Officials Worry Some Residents Will Still Complain, Even with Improved Engagement
Civic Leaders Worry Deliberative Public Engagement May Frustrate the Public
Local Officials Confident in Their Ability to Improve Public Engagement
Staff and Resources Hurdles for Public Officials
Civic Leaders Say Their Organization Is Capable of Deliberative Engagement

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