At the end of the day democracy is about the people and it relies on everyday people having a direct voice and impact in the political process. This is the short story of how the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) is taking that idea into the modern digital world.
Arlington County uses CiviComment to facilitate general public document reviews for current project plans across the city. The easy-to-use and widely accessible digital tool allows collection of public comments and ideas on a wide range of topics, all related to projects directly impacting those consulted through the review.
The City of Evanston (The City) Planning and Zoning Division is tasked with reviewing all proposals and applications related to building development and zoning ordinance. As part of the process, the Division makes proposed development projects available for public review and commenting, to create transparency and to preserve the quality of life of Evanston residents.
A group of Finnish Geo‐ICT companies and experts from public administration participates the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington this week. The conference theme is “Land Governance in an Interconnected World”.
The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC), part of the Hawaii Department of Health, is in the process of updating the Hawai'i Administrative Rules. According to state law, the Environmental Council must request feedback from affected agencies; however, going a step further, OEQC launched a public consultation on the update using the CiviComment app.
The California State Assembly adopted Bill 530, establishing a Working Group (WG) to develop the Lower Los Angeles (LA) River Revitalization Plan. As part of the drafting process, the WG utilized CiviComment to receive public opinion, particularly targeting area residents who will be affected by the revitalization. In this way, the WG looks to ensure public participation and the effectiveness of the project in the long-term.