Decision Initiation and Suggestion Evaluation in Lithuanian Municipalities
Keywords:local Government, Decision-making, Suggestion Initiation and Evaluation.
The article analyses main features of processes of political/administrative decision initiation and evaluation
in Lithuanian municipalities.
Demand of development of decision-making process in municipalities was inspired by: a) decentralization;
b) changes in the institutional structure of municipalities; c) economic/social partner and municipalities
cooperation in making important to communities municipal decisions. The most relevant areas of decision-
making improvement are analyzed using methods of sociological survey and organizational structure
analyses. Results of the research shows that a great number of Lithuanian municipalities strives to ensure
high quality of decision making and suggestion discussing. Nevertheless, it is very common for municipalities
while reacting to the problems to thrust decisions, to form the policy and make decisions instead of
arriving at consensus and decision planning.