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Citizen Involvement and Performance Management in Special-Purpose Governments

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dc.contributor.author Heikkila, Tanya en_US
dc.contributor.author Isett, Kimberley R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:54:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-23 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2846
dc.description.abstract "Performance management and citizen participation are being used by local governments to improve government accountability and responsiveness. In some cases, local governments are integrating these two trends. One area of local government in which this trend has not been assessed is special districts. This paper uses data from a study of nine special districts in the state of Texas to fill this void. To assess citizen participation in performance management among the districts, we interviewed district managers, analyzed minutes from governing board meetings, and conducted citizen focus groups in three regions of the state. Our findings suggest that although districts may not yet be in tune with the latest performance management trends, they are making efforts to engage citizens in other ways. We recommend ways that districts can build on these experiences and more effectively incorporate citizens in the development, analysis, and reporting of performance measures." en_US
dc.subject citizen participatory management en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title Citizen Involvement and Performance Management in Special-Purpose Governments en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Public Administration Review en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US


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