The 7 1/2 Key Components to Effective Municipal Council Decision Making
Robison, J. A. (2004). The 7 1/2 Key Components to Effective Municipal Council Decision Making.
The Local Government Initiative, sponsored by USAID/Bulgaria, conducted the first meeting of the Effective Municipal Decision-Making Demonstration Team ("Demo Team") on July 1-2, 2004, in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. Representatives from nine municipalities participated. The Demo Team identified and agreed upon a list of seven key components of effective municipal decision making in line with the Bulgarian context and current priorities. This paper discusses these key components, with complementary best-practice examples.