Audit Tool: Assessment and Action Planning

Below are the four major components of the P2 Audit. For each sub-component, the Audit Tool provides a definition and description; offers a robust set of considerations and reflection questions to be considered; rating choices; and space to provide evidence for the rating.

  1. Policies and plans: Engagement Policy, Ordinance, Bylaws, or Overall Plan
  1. Professional practice:
  • Designed engagement
  • Policy setting process; affects community as a whole
  • Developing new public facilities and/or improving or replacing aging infrastructure
  • Property-specific applications that require qualitative decisions
  • Permits that are decided by definitive criteria (examples: building permits, utility permits, occupancy permits; typically handled by paid staff)
  1. Proficiency: Resources and capabilities:
  • Training opportunities
  • Cultural competency
  • Committees, councils, and workgroups with P2 responsibilities
  • Educational materials and/or training for the public and applicants
  • Staff positions or specific responsibilities
  • Hiring and performance evaluation around P2 competencies
  1. Performance:
  • Broad, shared understanding
  • Equitable engagement
  • Impact of engagement
  • Ongoing evaluation
The P2 Action Plan aligns with each item of the Audit. From the left, it begins by offering sample action steps along with a wide variety of links to other communities and organizations who have done work on that element. The last column provides space to build your own action steps based on your P2 Audit and learning from both internal and external resources