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Understanding Community Participation in the Glendale Neighborhood
Communities, Utah; Community involvement;
"Faculty from the University of Utah and a group of Glendale residents carried out six focus groups during the spring of 2004 with people of different ethnic backgrounds in Glendale. The purpose of the focus groups was to better understand the obstacles to participation, whether personal or organizational, that these residents face in public decision-making,, particularly in their Community council. An additional goal of the focus groups was to develop some recommendations for how to increase the inclusion of diverse voices in Council decision-making."
The focus groups identified four research findings and four strategies for addressing the concerns raised by residents.