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Public Involvement Baseline Assessment

This baseline assessment implements an action directed by City Council on August 4, 2010 through its adoption of Resolution 36807. City Council directed the Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC) to develop a “public involvement baseline assessment” questionnaire. City Council also directed city bureaus to complete the questionnaire and submit the information to PIAC and directed PIAC to review the information and report back to City Council.

City bureaus were asked to submit their responses to the Public Involvement Baseline Assessment by July 27, 2012.

Members are currently engaged in analysis of two sets of data: a) the new public involvement data that is being submitted with City Council resolutions and ordinances as of July 1, 2011, and b) bureau responses to the recent public involvement baseline assessment survey.  Members are using this data to assess how PIAC can be of greater support to the City in improving its public involvement processes. PIAC will report aggregate results back to bureaus and City Council, including what trends and themes they are seeing in the City’s public involvement. They plan to deliver an “Annual State of Public Involvement Report” which captures this information to City Council in 2013.