The Tempe Involving the Public (TIP) Manual
was developed by the City of Tempe to maximize public input and engagement in planning activities. The target audience for the Manual includes residents, developers, and city staff. The goal of the manual is to provide guidance in designing and implementing a public involvement program for a variety of projects. The level of public involvement will depend on the type of project but can range between just informing the public; asking for feedback; opening a two-way dialogue; engaging the public in decisions made during each step of the project; and giving the public authority to make decisions that will be ratified by the City.