Redován 10/18/2017. The Participatory Budget of Redován continues its march as scheduled. Yesterday, Monday, the third phase of this initiative began, launched by the Consistorio redovanense, so it is time for neighbors to vote on the proposals presented. This is a total of 17 projects “realistic and meet the necessary technical and legal feasibility requirements,” said the Councilor for Citizen Participation, Adrián Ballester. The deadline for voting is extended until October 31, both through the web for users registered on the platform and personally in the offices of the City, “because we want everyone who wants to participate, whether or not have access to new technologies, “said the municipal official.

The different proposals have been classified by departments. The most important is that of Infrastructures, Municipal Services, Environment and Parks and Gardens, with six possible projects to develop, among them an initiative to place nest boxes for insectivorous birds with the aim of saving on plant health and pest control (valued at 1,500 euros); the eradication of wild flora in the Sierra de Redován, with an estimated investment of 5,000 euros; the elaboration of a catalog of species of flora and fauna of the locality, with an investment around the 18,000 euros; the lighting of the Broad Path (15,000 euros); the improvements in cleaning (30,000 euros) through awareness campaigns and the remodeling of a plot in front of the cemetery in bad condition because of the pest that has ended with the pines, action valued at 15,000 euros.

In Civil Security, Traffic, Employment and Training, four of the proposals have been accepted. This is the start-up in Redován of a help and training center for companies and entrepreneurs, the reform of the first section of Avenida de la Libertad, the creation of a job search portal and the completion of courses for obtaining and use of electronic ID. As far as the Social Policy, Education and Health section is concerned, the creation of scholarships for professional musical studies, subsidizing from the City Hall the tests of access to the different conservatories in the area with a cost per person of 180 euros, a computer course for over 60 years (3,000 euros) and training to prepare the official tests of Valencian (5,000 euros).

For the Sports area, three other proposals have been accepted: the creation of a basketball court in the Plaza Comunità Valenciana, the improvement and maintenance of municipal facilities and the construction of a paddle court in the sports center, while in Culture and Festivals considers the organization of a local trade fair around the festival of San Miguel with which to dynamize the municipality and give a space to the nearest trade to expose their products (estimated cost of 4,040.60 euros).

Adrián Ballester has insisted that “anyone who wants to be able to vote, whether or not registered on the web, has access to new technologies or not, because he can also do so at City Hall”, and urged the people of Rio de Janeiro to participate in a process that is first launched in the municipality. The mayor recalled that at first it was decided from the government team to allocate 30,000 euros to the Participatory Budget “but we do not rule out that finally anything more can be done.” The winning proposals will be included in the Municipal Budget for 2018 of the City Council.

The totality of the proposals and their valuation can be consulted in the own City council or through the web: