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Posted by | July 26, 2021
Road Work Ahead

Summertime is here and construction season is in full swing.   For local governments and state departments of transportation (DOT), construction season is a recurrent opportunity to share information, solicit feedback,...

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Posted by | July 22, 2021
Equity In Planning

Get ahead of the 2020 Census Data Release  In our recent webinar, Census 2020: Opportunities for Equity in Planning, our special guest speakers Lacey Loftin (U.S. Census Bureau) and Sara...

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Posted by | July 16, 2021
City of Austin, TX celebrates “hyperlocal” engagement

Every 10 years the City of Austin, TX engages in a long-range planning effort that is designed to guide the development and growth of the city’s park system.   The most...

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multilingual closed captions
Posted by | July 13, 2021
Real-Time, Multilingual Closed Captions

Now offering real-time, multilingual closed captions for livestreamed public meetings! According to the US Census, over 20% of people in America report that they speak a language other than English...

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Posted by | June 17, 2021
What does 2020 Census data mean for public engagement?

As the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy, the US Census Bureau will be releasing its decennial data this fall. What does that mean for...

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Posted by | May 21, 2021
How the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is creating unique opportunities to improve public engagement

State and local governments will procure $119 billion in technology products and services this year, according to Government Technology. Many of these services will be paid for using funds through...

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Sunshine Week 2021 guest blog
Posted by | March 19, 2021
Virtual Meetings and Sunshine Laws

Every state has open government laws regarding requirements and policies for public records and public meetings. A year ago, during Sunshine Week 2020, most states enacted emergency orders to rescind...

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Posted by | March 8, 2021
8 Women who Paved the Way for Civil Rights and a More Inclusive Government

As we strive everyday to work toward a more equitable future, we can't help but reflect on the many women who we have to thank for paving the way to...

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Posted by | February 26, 2021
Making The Invisible Visible: A Look at Diversity in Local Government and Equity in Community Engagement in 2020

The Diversity Dashboard is a year-round project conducted by ELGL, made possible by their staff and PublicInput.com. First started in 2018, the Diversity Dashboard is the first ever national data...

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