The decision-making process at the local level implies mechanisms and institutions of the Municipality that determine the ways of developing the decision-making process.
When the decision-making process does not function properly, complaints about lack of information, inadequate consultation and arrogant behavior are becoming more frequent. When this is the case, the entire process needs to be looked at to see where the problem is and how to address it.
The decision-making process goes through several steps: the first phase, prior to making a decision that consists of setting the agenda, problem structuring, planning for the results and the second phase after making the decision is implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the decision.
This section explains the steps through which the decision-making process undergoes, identifies possible issues and gives suggestions about the good governance process.
The stage before making a decision is extremely important where by getting ideas, needs and opinions from you as citizen, definition of the agenda is made where defining of all the problems that your municipality has is made.
In this section we are talking about mechanisms that enable monitoring implementation of municipal policies. There are a number of mechanisms through which the work of the municipality is monitored.