The League does studies when it wants to address a public policy issue in its community. Studies are typically a prelude to action.
The League of Women Voters only takes action on an issue when we have a position addressing it. If the members have not studied and come to a consensus on an issue, then the League has no position and cannot take action. Studies are a defined process where we look at facts and details, both pros and cons and reach a consensus about the policy.
Is Naperville’s system for making and confirming appointments to municipal boards and commissions sufficiently open and transparent?
Applicable League Principle
League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends on informed and active participation in government and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen’s right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings, and making public records accessible.
An open and transparent process for making and confirming appointments to municipal boards and commissions is essential to open and democratic government.
Please read our Position Statement here. You may request a full copy of the study from firstname.lastname@example.org.