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Discussion Assignment in Political Science
Attending or seeing a city of Miami, FL or county government meeting and writing a brief critique of the events is required for this assignment.
You must attend a government meeting, such as a city commission meeting, county commission meeting, zoning board meeting, county/city committee meeting, or mayor’s or commissioner’s town hall. It can’t be a meeting of a political party or a non-profit community organization.
Meetings of many local government bodies are aired on television and online. If you can’t make it to a meeting in person, you can watch it online. Begin by searching the internet for meetings of your local city or county government, then work your way up from there.
Your response should be 500 words or less and should answer the following questions:
What kind of gathering did you go to?
Which members of the government were in attendance?
What problems were discussed by the officials?
What procedures did they use when making their decisions? (Did they, for example, hold elections?)
What methods did political leaders use to solicit and handle public input at the meeting?
What issues were brought to the attention of elected authorities by members of the public?
Make careful to explain each component of your response in detail, and to support and/or highlight your findings, use sources from class (readings or lectures).