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.