Citizen Participation Law and Legal Definition

Citizen participation means “an open process in which the rights of the community to be informed, to provide comments to the Government and to receive a response from the Government are met through a full opportunity to be involved and to express needs and goals.” [23 CFR 200.5; Title 23-Highways; Chapter I-Federal Highway Administration, Department Of Transportation; Subchapter C-Civil Rights; Part 200-Title Vi Program And Related Statutes-Implementation And Review Procedures]