The less opaque of the participatory budget of Anne Hidalgo in Paris

This is the new proposal to the mode within the local executives, councils, departments or other authorities: let the people choose how to spend a portion of th

The less opaque of the participatory budget of Anne Hidalgo in Paris

This is the new proposal to the mode within the local executives, councils, departments or other authorities: let the people choose how to spend a portion of the public money. In Paris, municipality star of the "participatory budget" for 2014 with 5% of the capital investment is € 100 million each year, citizens submit themselves to the ideas. After a phase of analysis of the feasibility of the projects, those who are selected are submitted to a vote: the city council has announced some 143.489 voters this year (6.6% of the population), for projects ranging from a few hundred to several million euros. Pauline Véron, deputy Anne Hidalgo in support of local democracy emphasises with the Figaro that the participatory budget is now a consensus among the mayors of the boroughs who each year roll over their initiatives are voluntary". A new "must" of local democracy? Everything seems to be ...

Updated Date: 04 October 2019, 00:00

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