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Spring 2018Q13aThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Among elected officials themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Intragovernmental relations | Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q13bThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Between elected officials and residents

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q13cThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2018Q14aWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Among elected officials themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Intragovernmental relations | Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q14bWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Between elected officials and residents

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse
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Spring 2018Q14cWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2017Q20fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our jurisdiction lacks sufficient volunteers for a local planning commission.

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | citizen engagement
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q20We want to start by getting a very broad sense of citizen engagement with your local government. How would you describe current levels of citizen engagement with your jurisdiction? Overall, would you say citizens in your jurisdiction are

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q21To what extent do you feel your jurisdiction offers opportunities to citizens for engagement with your jurisdiction in its policymaking and/or operations?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? We make opportunities for engagement available, but our citizens rarely take advantage of them.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Some of our best engagement with citizens happens informally around the community (such as at the grocery store or in a restaurant, etc.).

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Outreach | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Most citizens we hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Citizens in our jurisdiction want access to information about the government's finances and operations.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Our jurisdiction reaches out to groups that typically might not engage in our policymaking processes (e.g., low-income or racially diverse populations).

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Citizens tend to only be engaged on issues that affect them directly and not on issues affecting the community overall.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22hTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Our jurisdiction's decision-making is transparent to our citizens.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22iTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? We struggle to find enough citizens to serve on our jurisdiction's appointed boards/commissions or elected offices.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q23Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q24aOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum from low engagement to high engagement. At the low end, citizen engagement would focus just on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the high end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the issue, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens believe the role of citizen engagement is to

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q24bOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum from low engagement to high engagement. At the low end, citizen engagement would focus just on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the high end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the issue, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance? You personally believe the role of citizen engagement is to

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q25Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q26Overall, how satisfied are you regarding citizen engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations today?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q27aTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Have a citizen task force that advises the law enforcement agency

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: citizen engagement | Police services
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Fall 2015Q27bTo the best of your knowledge, how likely or unlikely is it that the primary law enforcement agency serving your jurisdiction will use the following practices in the near future, or are they already being used? Conduct citizen satisfaction surveys

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: citizen engagement | Police services
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Fall 2012Q2We want to start by getting a very broad sense of citizen engagement with your local government. How would you describe citizen engagement - whatever that means to you - with your jurisdiction? Overall, would you say citizens in your jurisdiction are...

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q3To what extent do you feel your jurisdiction offers opportunities to citizens for engagement with your jurisdiction in its policymaking and/or operations?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4aPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Notices in newspapers

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4bPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Hard copy newsletters or notices

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4cPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Electronic/email newsletters or notices

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q4dPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Local government website

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q4ePlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Local government performance dashboards or reports

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Performance management | Outreach | Dashboards
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Fall 2012Q4fPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Cable TV broadcasts and/or online streaming of government meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4gPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4hPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Public comment opportunities at other jurisdictional meetings (e.g., planning commission, etc.)

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4iPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen surveys conducted by or for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4jPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Social media accounts for your jurisdiction (e.g., Facebook or Twitter)

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q4kPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Internet discussion forums or online input/feedback forms

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q4lPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Informal one-on-one discussions with citizens

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4mPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Open houses or "coffee with officials"

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4nPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Neighborhood meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4oPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Community-wide "Town Hall" meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4pPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Focus groups conducted by or for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4qPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Strategic-planning or "visioning" sessions

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4rPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Neighborhood-specific committees/teams

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4sPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen participation on ad hoc task forces or planning teams

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q4tPlease indicate which of the following approaches - if any - your jurisdiction uses to engage its citizens in your government's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen participation on formal government boards or commissions

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5aHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Notices in newspapers

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5bHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Hard copy newsletters or notices

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5cHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Electronic/email newsletters or notices

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q5dHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Local government website

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q5eHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Local government performance dashboards or reports

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Performance management | Outreach | Dashboards
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Fall 2012Q5fHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Cable TV broadcasts and/or online streaming of government meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5gHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Public comment opportunities at jurisdiction's main governing Council/Board meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5hHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Public comment opportunities at other jurisdictional meetings (e.g., planning commission, etc.)

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5iHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen surveys conducted by or for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5jHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Social media accounts for your jurisdiction (e.g., Facebook or Twitter)

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q5kHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Internet discussion forums or online input/feedback forms

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q5lHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Informal one-on-one discussions with citizens

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5mHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Open houses or "coffee with officials"

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5nHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Neighborhood meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5oHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Community-wide "Town Hall" meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5pHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Focus groups conducted by or for your jurisdiction

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5qHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Strategic-planning or "visioning" sessions

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5rHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Neighborhood-specific committees/teams

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5sHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen participation on ad hoc task forces or planning teams

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q5tHow would you rate the overall effectiveness (whatever "effectiveness" means to you) of these approach(es) for engaging citizens in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations: Citizen participation on formal government boards or commissions

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q7aPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Amount of citizen participation

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q7bPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Amount of information available to local officials for decision-making

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q7cPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Quality of information available to local officials for decision-making

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q7dPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Officials' understanding of citizens' views

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q7ePlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Quality of decision-making by local officials

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q7fPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Workload or time demands on jurisdiction's personnel

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q7gPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Demands on jurisdiction's budget

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Finances | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q7hPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Officials' control over decision-making

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q7iPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Citizens' trust in your jurisdiction's government

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in local government | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q8As far as you know, is it likely that your jurisdiction will either reduce or expand its citizen engagement efforts within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q10aRecently, has there been one (or more) particular issue(s) facing your jurisdiction that generated a significant increase in citizen engagement with your local government? Yes, this year

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q10bRecently, has there been one (or more) particular issue(s) facing your jurisdiction that generated a significant increase in citizen engagement with your local government? Yes, a few years ago

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q10cRecently, has there been one (or more) particular issue(s) facing your jurisdiction that generated a significant increase in citizen engagement with your local government? No, not in the last few years

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q12Does your jurisdiction specifically reach out to any groups that typically might not engage in your policymaking processes?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: In our jurisdiction's policymaking processes, any citizen who wants to express an opinion has a chance to do so.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: We make opportunities for engagement available, but our citizens rarely take advantage of them.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: We don't need formal engagement efforts because our local officials already know what the citizens want.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q14dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Some of our best engagement with citizens happens informally around the community (such as at the grocery store or in a restaurant, etc.).

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our meetings run too long because too many citizens want to speak.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our jurisdiction should pursue engagement with a broader range of citizens.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Citizens in our jurisdiction want access to information about the government's performance.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14hTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14iTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Important decisions facing our jurisdiction typically have already been made prior to most public meetings.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14jTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Most citizens we hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14kTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our jurisdiction's engagement efforts mostly attract the same people over and over.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14lTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our jurisdiction's decision-making is transparent to our citizens.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q15Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q16Would you say that most citizens who are engaged in your jurisdiction's policymaking processes are generally looking out only for themselves or that they want decisions made for the benefit of the community overall?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q17Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions - citizens or public officials?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q18aOverall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction: Between public officials themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Intragovernmental relations | Civic discourse
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Fall 2012Q18bOverall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction: Between public officials and citizens

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse
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Fall 2012Q18cOverall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction: Between citizens themselves

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19aThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Are citizens more or less informed about your jurisdiction's work?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19bThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Are citizens more or less engaged in your jurisdiction's work?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19cThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Is political discourse about local issues more or less civil?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels | Civic discourse
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Fall 2012Q20aOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's Council/Board believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q20bOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's employees believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q20cOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q20dOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: You personally believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q21Have any of your jurisdiction's personnel had formal training recently in promoting or managing citizen engagement?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce policies | Outreach | Training opportunities
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Fall 2012Q22aIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Information about best practices.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q22bIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Regional efforts or leadership.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q22cIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Training programs for jurisdiction personnel.

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Workforce
Related Topics: Workforce policies | Outreach | Training opportunities
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Fall 2012Q22dIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Training programs for citizens/external stakeholders.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q22eIf your jurisdiction is interested in external assistance or resources to help foster citizen engagement, please identify what types of assistance or resources - if any - would be valuable: Financial assistance for citizen engagement efforts.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q23Overall, how satisfied are you regarding citizen engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations today?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach
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Fall 2012Q24Overall, how satisfied do you believe your citizens are with their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations today?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q25To what extent would you say your jurisdiction tries to engage its citizens through technology (possibly including things such as email, websites, cable TV broadcasts, social media, mobile phone apps, etc.)?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q26Does your jurisdiction have an official website?

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q27aThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Information on our website is generally kept up-to-date.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q27bThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Our website makes it easy for citizens to find information they're looking for.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q27cThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Citizens make considerable use of our website's information and resources.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q27dThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Our website is sufficient for our citizens' needs.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Outreach | Technology
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Fall 2012Q27eThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Our jurisdiction does not have the resources to adequately maintain our website.

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28bTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable online requests for services that your jurisdiction is responsible for delivering

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28cTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable citizens to email local officials directly

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28dTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable citizens to participate in a poll or survey

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28eTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable citizens to post comments online

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28fTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Stream/post video of jurisdiction hearings or meetings

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28gTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Post meeting agendas online

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q28hTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Post meeting minutes and decisions online

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q29aWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of "high speed" Internet connections in the community

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Infrastructure | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29bWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of funding

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Finances | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29cWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of technical expertise among jurisdiction personnel

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Workforce
Related Topics: Personnel issues | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29dWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of technical skills among our citizens

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q29eWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? No particular leaders among jurisdiction personnel pushing for adoption

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q29fWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Resistance among jurisdiction personnel

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Workforce
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q29gWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of interest among citizens

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29hWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Issues of privacy/security

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q29iWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Issues concerning compliance with the Open Meetings Act and/or the Freedom of Information Act

Major Tags: citizen engagement
Related Topics: Technology
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Fall 2012Q29jWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Concerns that unrepresentative people or groups would dominate citizen input

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology
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Fall 2011Q21kHow likely or unlikely is it that your jurisdiction would use data for the following purposes: Improving civic participation among the public

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | citizen engagement | Performance measurement and management
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Spring 2009Q7aDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through public forums (sometimes called "town hall meetings")?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7bDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through budget public hearings?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7cDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through special sessions of the board or council?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7dDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through regular sessions of the board or council?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7eDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through individual contacts to local government officials?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7fDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process through citizen surveys?

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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Spring 2009Q7gDoes the public participate significantly in your jurisdiction's budget setting process in any of the following ways? - None - citizens don't participate in any significant way

Major Tags: citizen engagement | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Outreach
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