Provide residents with a way to vote besides the second Tuesday of each November. Successful Community Voting ranges from Participatory Budgeting to Focus Alignment to basic feedback.
The outcomes can range from qualitative to the quantitative, and can have direct real-world implications.
Every year the New York City Council appropriates budget for each district to apportion how they see fit through Participatory Budgeting. Organizations within each district petition the city councilor on projects with specific budgets, which are vetted, and then aggregated for those in the district to vote. Over the course of several weeks residents are prompted to vote online, or in person (often at Farmers Markets) with the top “X” amount of projects approved.
In collaboration with the Los Angeles Innovation Team, we set up a booth at a local community college to gather feedback from residents for the current Mayors office. One of the ways to interact was a Focus Booth which contained a range of amenities and items within the community, with the opportunity for residents to drop a chip into. By forcing people to choose only one area, they were able to make the tough choice.
The outcome allowed the Mayors Office to qualitatively understand where residents at this community college wanted the Mayor to focus.
Learn about the Mindsets you need, how the Players behave and act; what Situations might be best to
deploy Tactics for engagement, to move the Players through their Journey, creating deeper empowerment.
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