The Importance Of Policy On Day-To Day Policy

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In this essay I will be discussing a range of policy issues that I encountered in my daily life. These issues are at various stages of the policy process, and have different institutions responsible for the formulation and implementation of each policy. The first area of policy that had an effect on my day-to-day activities was Transport Regulations. On a Saturday, Waikato University hosted the Zuru Nightglow Festival and as a result, many roads surrounding the university were closed off for the day. I live on one of the affected streets, and I was not able to drive in or out of my street, and there was also no nearby public transport, as that was also diverted. This disturbance to my usual ease of movement is what brought the issue to my …show more content…
This means it is in the two final stages of the policy process: implementation and evaluation. Hamilton City Council members are part of local government, which is in the public sector. These people therefore are in charge of implementing the policy, and this is shown through the council website. Application forms are required, and the council then decides if they will agree to the road closure or traffic diversion. The Hamilton City Council is also responsible for the stage of evaluation. An area on the website allows people to provide feedback, which can then be used to evaluate whether another closure or diversion in the future will be allowed. The Ministry of Transport is another area that is responsible for the stage of evaluation, as the ministry acts as an advisor to the government on all issues about …show more content…
I have never come across anybody who has a negative perspective about it. Even low income families recycle, because as it is part of the rates package, it isn’t a noticeable part of wages disappearing. Hamilton City Council would have a positive perspective, as recycling increases the attractiveness of a city and also creates a healthier, more environmentally friendly place to live. On a wider scale, anyone who cares about the environment would be happy about the policy. There isn’t any area to gather information about how different people feel about it, but I cannot think of anyone who would object to it.
Before I moved to an area where recycling is commonplace, I didn’t really think about how implementing a policy that made it easier would work. I had always assumed that it was too expensive to fund, and therefore could never work. I was surprised to see how successful Hamilton’s policy of rate-allocated recycling

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