Discuss representation, participation, and voter turnout in local elections. What trends do you see, and what are their impacts? APA Format
Your essay should be at
least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
Unit VII Reflection Paper
For this paper, you will attend a city or county
council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and
outcome. You will then provide an analysis of and response to the meeting and
whether you agreed with the steps/actions taken by the council/commission, and
explain why you agreed or disagreed. For students unable to attend in person,
viewing a meeting online is an acceptable substitute. The name of the
council/commission, location, date, and URL (if applicable) must be included on
your title page. Your paper must be at least two pages in length. You must
include a copy of the official meeting agenda as your supporting documentation.
Be sure to include the following in your paper: agenda items, items that
required a vote and the outcome of those votes, any contentious issues and
analysis of the problem, and any items of particular interest. Address the
following questions: Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings
by the members based on their comments or vote? What community services were
addressed in the meeting? In what ways did the council/commission discuss supporting
those services? In what ways did minorities influence decisions made at this
meeting—either directly at the meeting or through the policies discussed? Was
the meeting what you expected? Would you have voted with the majority?
Elaborate on your response. Any sources used, including the textbook, must be
referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in