The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

How to Be Engaged with Your Local Government on Sustainable Development

Author: 
Apel, Mark
Publication Date: 
October 2016
Publication Number: 
az1530-2016
Pages: 
4 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
While individuals may make conscious, life-style choices that promote sustainability, such as eating locally-grown food or driving a hybrid vehicle, the responsibility of “the greatest good for the greatest number” often rests squarely in the hands of local government. Often local government needs to be involved when dealing with issues that affect the community as a whole. At the same time, engaging with one’s local government may seem daunting and many people believe that there are invisible walls between the citizens of a community and their elected or public officials. However, our state and federal constitutions require transparency and access to government. This fact sheet describes the opportunities for citizens to participate directly with their local government.
Revised 9/2016; Originally published 11/2010
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZxxxx
Keyword: 
sustainability
government
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Natural Resources and Environment
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