Local Governance

Winter 2018 quarter

Taught by

political economy, community development and planning
  • MPA

Washington State’s local governance system evolved out of a unique set of geographic and political circumstances leading to the creation of a web of over 60 different types of local governing bodies.  This course explores how the state’s system of local governance influences the delivery of public services and explores how investments of public and private capital are determined. We will examine how the existing governance system serves to drive public policy and consider how economic and environmental issues and interests are testing the viability of our current system.  We will use case studies and systems thinking exercises to probe the dynamic relationships between cities, counties and special purpose districts as they struggle to deliver critical programs and services. 

 

Program Details

Quarters

Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

Feb 9-11, 6-9:30p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning