A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
The participatory budget is one of the tools of direct democracy that puts on the table of local management the existence of co-management and codecision formulas between institutions and citizenship in important matters of municipal government.
As in the previous edition, in the proposal contributions phase we have recovered those that were presented and technically validated in 2018 and that despite having support, were not enough to be able to be executed. Again, these contributions will go directly to the decision phase.
The process will culminate with the votes of the proposals, where each citizen and citizen over 16 will be able to allocate the € 400,000 budget in those that they consider most appropriate for the improvement of our city.