I’ve been thinking and reading and thinking some more about what might be the best way to add a citizen engagement stage into our 2012-2013 budget-making process. I’ve been involved in citizen budget engagement processes before, but I am hoping to come up with something that could be really interesting and useful in Edina.
Then, it came to me: the Citizens League. if there is anybody in the governmental sphere in Minnesota that knows how to organize and execute a citizen engagement process, it’s the Citizens League. I know some people over there (they’re located in St. Paul), so I’m heading over there tomorrow (Thursday, Aug 25) for a visit. We’re going to discuss what we’re looking for and what their resources are.
I’m a fan of the Citizens League. I’m looking forward to the meeting.