Issue Coverage

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July 1 - December 1, 2018

One of CivicLex’s main goals is to make government processes more accessible and understandable - and one of the main tools that we use to do this is Issue Coverage on our Information Hub.

We do this by breaking down complex, relevant issues into easy-to-understand parts and easy ways to get involved.

To publish an issue, we pour through city reports and studies about the topic and then organize the information into sections that explain why the issue matters, the greater context, policy recommendations if available, and resources to explore the issue further.

In 2018, we published 10 issues. According to our analytics, Lexington residents have spent over 181 24-hour days reading issues on our Information Hub.

We plan to publish 20 more in 2019.


Statistics & Info:

  • People Directly Reached: 2,615

  • People Reached In-Person: N/A

  • Government Workers Engaged: N/A

  • Facilitated Communal Conversations: N/A

Outcomes & Conclusions:

  • Lexington residents spent a total of 261,500 minutes reviewing issues and resources on our Information Hub. This amounts to 181 24-hour days.

  • The most reviewed issue on our platform was the issue related to Accessory Dwelling Units.

  • CivicLex began 2018 thinking that Issue Coverage would be the main thrust of our work, but quickly realized that in-person events and workshops accomplish our goals in a more efficient way. So, moving forward, CivicLex is looking to use Issue Coverage as the basis for events and workshops.