Making citizens part of government

By Bob O’Neill

In his latest Governing column, ICMA Executive Director Bob O’Neill discusses how local governments lead the way in engaging the public in decision-making.

Government in the 21st century is undergoing a fundamental transformation: It can no longer afford to go it alone without the active participation of the constituencies to which it provides essential services. The key to gaining that participation is engaging citizens in decision-making and ensuring transparency and accountability… Here are three examples of innovations in this increasingly crucial area. Read more >

Source: International City/County Managers Association (ICMA)