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25 05, 2012

UK Government Code of Practice On Consultation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00May 25th, 2012|Checklist, Europe, Public Participation|0 Comments

Via this post by Anthony Zacharzewski over at The Democratic Society blog , I found the UK Government Code of Practice on Consultation (PDF), which I admit I wasn't aware of. The documents lists the following seven consultation criteria (page 4): Criterion 1 When to consult Formal consultation should take place at a stage when there is [...]

22 12, 2011

ACUS Recommendations on E-Rulemaking

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Checklist, E-participation, Open Government, Rulemaking|0 Comments

The Assembly of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) recently adopted recommendations regarding Agency Innovations in E-Rulemaking (PDF) after having reviewed the websites and e-rulemaking initiatives of 90 agencies. The Conference studied the websites and e-rulemaking initiatives of 90 agencies, each of which had reported completing an average of two or more rulemakings during each [...]

14 02, 2011

Calgary Budget Consultation: 13 Design Principles

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00February 14th, 2011|Checklist, Participatory Budgeting, Radar, Resources|1 Comment

On Friday, the City of Calgary launched a large-scale citizen engagement project: Our City. Our Budget. Our Future. In February 2011, Council approved the engagement process for the facilitated review of core services and The City’s business planning and budget process. It is an extensive engagement process that will facilitate conversations with citizens, employees and [...]

1 12, 2010

CDC Social Media Toolkit

By |2018-11-21T15:42:01+00:00December 1st, 2010|Checklist, Resources|3 Comments

The Center for Desease Control (CDC) has just published a useful guide that ties in nicely with some of our recent presentations on social media in public participation: The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit (PDF) This toolkit was developed by the Electronic Media Branch, Division of News and Electronic Media, Office of the Associate Director of [...]

11 09, 2010

Seattle City Council Budget Consultation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:02+00:00September 11th, 2010|Checklist, Participatory Budgeting, Radar, Research, Resources|1 Comment

The other day, someone on Twitter passed along this announcement about a new budget consultation in Seattle, WA: I admit it doesn't take a lot more to get me interested, so I clicked right through. Here's a bit of a checklist I usually apply when I scan online consultations such as this one (listed in no particular [...]

13 11, 2009

Ascentum Checklist: “Open Policy Making 101”

By |2018-11-21T15:42:08+00:00November 13th, 2009|Checklist, E-participation, ParticipateDB, Resources|0 Comments

Over on the recently re-launched Ascentum blog, Joseph Peters (Partner at Ascentum) and Joe Goldman (Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks) just published a neat list of ten key questions to consider before launching an online public consultation: Open Policy Making 101: 10 Questions To Ask Before Launching Your Online Public Consultation 1. What do you want [...]