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Civics and Economics Chapter 14: Dealing With Community Issues

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policy
a guiding course of action
public policy
the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
planning commission
an advisory group to a community
short-term plan
a government policy being carried out over the next few years
long-term plan
a government plan for policy that can span 10 to 50 years
infrastructure
a communitys system of roads, bridges, water, and sewers
priority
the goals a community considers most important or most urgent
resource
the money, people, and materials available to accomplish a communitys goals
master plan
a plan that states a set of goals and explains how the government will carry them out to meet changing needs over time
charter school
a school that receives state funding, but is excused from meeting many public school regulations
tuition voucher
program providing subsidies for education payments, allowing families the option of sending students to private schools
community policing
local police force visibly keeping the peace and patrolling neighborhoods
welfare
the health, prosperity, and happiness of the members of a community
environmentalism
movement concerned with protecting environment
solid waste
the technical name for garbage
landfill
place where garbage is dumped
NIMBY
not in my backyard, attitude people have regarding placement of new landfill sites
toxic
poisonous or deadly
recycle
reusing old materials to make new ones
conservation
the careful preservation and protection of natural resources