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    Citizen Advisory Boards are a local government entity which consists of volunteer citizens from the community they represent. Citizen Advisory Boards add to the deliberative quality of a democracy by involving everyday citizens in political processes that help shape the policies of a local government. Definition The responsibilities of a...
  • Summary "Citizen Budget" is an innovative online tool to improve public budget consultations. The customizable budget simulator is at the cutting edge of online engagement and educates residents about government services, budget tradeoffs and limits to government spending in a fun, user-friendly and and dynamic way. It can also significantly...
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    Definition Citizen Conferences allow for citizens to deliberate and provide policy recommendations for a government entity. The government entity can then use these recommendations to better meet the needs of its citizens. Citizen Conferences are comparable to Citizens' Juries and to Consensus Conferences . Participants The participants in citizen conferences...
  • Citizen journalism is news collected, reported, and analyzed by the public for the public.
  • Definition Requested by the city before the Katrina hurricane, the CPP is a participation program model created on the initiative of the Committee for a Better New Orleans, a non-profit organization, by citizens. It empowers communities, whose access to the process is extended thanks to specifics procedures and structures to...
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