2015 Semifinalist
Winners:
City of Austin, TX
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Texas

The Community Based Engagement Initiative solicits public input through portable meetings in settings like organizational meetings, kitchen tables, and houses of worship. These meetings allow a broader swath of the population to participate than if they were only held at a few places and times, and therefore can reflect a clearer sense of the community's interests.