Seven standards for people’s voice or public participation

  • The public should have to say decisions about the actions that affect their life.
  • Public participation includes the promise that a public contribution will influence the decision.
  • This process communicates the interests of people and meets the process of all participants.
  • The process seeks out and facilitates the involvement of people potentially affected by the proposed decision.
  • The process involves the participants in defining how they will participate, thus the process will be structure.
  • The public participation process provides participants with the information they need to participate in a meaningful way.
  • The public participation process communicates to participants how their input affected the decisions.
  • Public hearing is basic form of people’s participation.

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