The City of Edmonton is committed to involving the people affected by the decisions it makes. We seek diverse opinions, experiences and information so that a wide spectrum of information is available to decision makers.
City policy requires that all public involvement define:
- Why the public is being involved
- What the public can expect
- How the public will be involved
- How they will be advised of the outcome of the issue
- How they evaluate the process they took part in
Public involvement calendar
Opportunities to participate in public involvement events can be found on the City of Edmonton Public Engagement Calendar.
Is it information or public involvement?
At times, the City makes a decision and then informs Edmontonians about the decision. For example: Installing new traffic signals to ensure greater public safety.
At times, the City makes a decision and then seeks public involvement about how it will implement the decision. A decision may be made to extend the LRT. The public is involved in testing ideas about impacts such as aesthetics, neighbourhood impacts, or pedestrian access.
At other times, the City has not made a decision. The public is consulted to test ideas and concepts. In this way, decision makers are provided with the widest possible spectrum of ideas, views and experiences to help inform their decision making process.
What is Involving Edmonton?
Involving Edmonton is a framework City of Edmonton staff use to prepare and document their public involvement processes, including the development of specific public involvement plans for each.
The framework supports a consistent and genuine approach that sets a standard of excellence for the City’s public involvement processes.
Public Involvement Handbook (Involving Edmonton) provides tips on planning a public involvement, reviewing the choice of public involvement approaches and a step-by-step guide to creating a public involvement plan.
When You Get Involved
When you participate in a City of Edmonton public involvement process, you can ask to see the Public Involvement Plan. This plan defines why and how you are being involved, what you can expect, how you will learn about the outcome of the issue and how you can have your say about the process you were involved in.
For more information:
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