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Dublin votes in favour of a pilot projet of participatory budgeting

Dublin allocates a part of its budget to its inhabitants in one of the city's five areas as a pilot project.

On October 7th, Dublin City Council voted in favour of a participatory budget in one of its five areas. Only five councillors voted against the participatory budgeting process.

The Dublin City Council is following the South Dublin Council' participatory budgeting example. Indeed, since 2017, the council give the right to its residents to choose how to spend 300 000€ through consultations, debates and votes.

Dublin goes further by allocating the entire budget for a whole area under its jurisdiction to its inhabitants. Dublin also voted to adopt its new local area plan, which was developed through participation and consultation processes during 3 years.

 

More information: 

https://dublininquirer.com/2019/10/09/council-briefs-participatory-budgeting-co-living-at-spencer-place-protecting-horse-boy-and-more

https://counciltracker.ie/motions/84c4c090