CLE Documenters Special Assignment: Local Government Meetings Survey, Phase 1

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Monday, July 5, 2021
5:00 p.m.

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Cleveland, OH (Directions)

This is Week 1 of Cleveland Documenters local government meeting survey assignment. This assignment will be available for a limited time.

WHAT: On this assignment, Documenters will survey Cleveland residents about local government meetings in the City of Cleveland, such as the ones held by Cleveland City Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals, where important decisions are discussed and voted on by elected or appointed officials.

THE GOAL is to help us understand how Cleveland residents access local government meetings and what barriers they may face.

This assignment is a survey with a few deeper interview questions. We expect that each survey will take, on average, 20 to 25 minutes.

WHO: Survey subjects should be:
*Residents of Cleveland

*People in your networks: friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

*People who are not typically heard from in traditional news settings

HOW: 1 assignment = 2 surveys submitted and 1 assignment checklist submitted

*You may apply for this assignment any time before July 5th.

*If selected, you will have until July 12th to complete the assignment.

*Assignment periods will be designated by phases (in other words, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, etc.).

*You can apply to this assignment once in every phase.

*For more on this assignment, view the Assignment Guide here:

Not sure this assignment is for you? Reach out and chat with Documenters team member Rachel Dissell at or text 216-470-9952. We encourage you to give it a chance.

On Tuesday July 6th at 530pm we will hold virtual office hours where you can learn more about this assignment, ask questions, and get support. Register for this office hours here:

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