County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2014 (E-book)

Citizen Involvement

Chapter number: 10
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County and Municipal Government in North Carolina

Citizen Involvement: Interest, Low Voter Turnout, and

Common Reasons for Lack of Engagement / 152
Legal Requirements / 156
Public Comment Periods / 156
Public Hearings / 156
Ways to Involve Citizens / 157
Public Hearings and Appointed Citizen Boards / 157
Public Hearings / 158
Appointed Citizen Boards / 158
Community Visioning / 162
Surveys / 163
Information and Outreach via Television,
Radio, and Print Media / 165
Email and the Internet / 165
Formal Civic Education about Local
Government Operations / 166
Local Government Employee Responsibilities
for Citizen Involvement / 167
Conclusion / 168
Additional Resources / 168
General Resources / 168
Local Government Citizen Surveys / 169
School of Government Publications and Resources / 169
About the Authors / 169

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