Civic Engagement Links
Citizen Engagement Project Website/Links in California
2012: Open Town Hall - online engagement platform currently working on projects throughout California, including: Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Yucca Valley.
2012 California Budget Challenge - online budget balancing for the state budget
2011: The Santa Barbara Challenge - Noozhawk was one of the recipients of last year's Davenport Institute Civic Engagement Grants. They are working in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara and using the UserVoice to get residents involved in prioritizing and offering input on the city's budget.
Summer 2011: What's Next California? was a first-of-its-kind statewide deliberative poll covering a variety of key issues
to California residents.
Summer 2009 - Summer 2010: "Ventura County Compact" - transportation and housing planning in Ventura County.
February - May 2008: Threshold 2008 in San Mateo County
August 2007: CaliforniaSpeaks on Health Care Reform
Citizen Engagement Links Nationwide
City of Philadelphia: "Tight Times. Tough Choices." Report on a participatory budgeting project developed by the City, UPenn, and WHYY.
City of Portland, Oregon (General Civic Engagement)
Envision Utah (Planning)
Basics of Public Engagement (Overview from the Institute of Local Government)
Institute for Local Government/Public Engagement Program
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
Harvard/Kennedy School's Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America
National Conference on Citizenship
Case Studies/ Resources
Thanks to advisory council member Ken Hampian for sharing these helpful stories and resources.
San Louis Obispo Goal Setting - Short Story
San Louis Obispo Goal Setting - Longer Story
City of Bell Goal Setting - Short Story
City of Bell Goal Setting - Longer Story
Monrovia Strategic Planning
Monrovia Major City Goal Work Programs