City Council of Lleida
Participatory budgets 2018
The City Council of Lleida, for the second consecutive year, needed to start up a participatory process for the citizens to decide the destination for 1 million euros of the municipal budget. Besides, it had the objective of consolidating the project of participatory budgets.
Civiciti was the platform used for the second consecutive year, achieving on this occasion an increase in the participation of nearly one thousand citizens, 50% over the previous year. In addition, several entities and neighborhood associations endorsed the tool to promote different projects, increasing the motivation of the citizenship. As interesting fact, the level of environmental and ecological awareness of the citizenship was evident, shown in one of the most voted projects, the construction of a bike lane to access an area of institutes.
We highlight the increase of participation of almost a 50%, which has been registered mostly in the electronic vote, which has doubled compared to last year, despite the fact that the number of polling stations has increased to facilitate the vote in person.
Joan Gómez. Lieutenant of Mayor and Councilor of Citizen Participation of the city council of Lleida.
With these really positive results we have verified that the Participatory Budgets will go forward, since they are being consolidated year after year.
Ángeles Ribes, Councilor of the Lleida City Council.