Rethinking Public Engagement

Why we need to rethink public engagement and design principles for better engagement.

The budget is the most important policy document that a local government produces. Our Rethinking Public Engagement work is designed to help local governments engage with citizens in the budget process. The standard avenue for citizen engagement is often limited to a public hearing or two, which typically happens after important decisions have been made and often amount to little more than a chance for citizens to air their grievances at a microphone. We want to change that!