The Redován Participatory Budgeting process has concluded with a “resounding success” over the previous year and is an “example of democratic participation”, said the mayor of Finance, Citizen Participation and promoter of this initiative, Adrián Ballester, that “we have tripled the number of participants”.
The Redovanese councilor feels “very satisfied” because of the 338 people who have participated this year through the online platform, a total of 274 people have cast their vote “for the municipality to grow and do it with the help of the citizens and the associative fabric of the locality “. This year the winning proposal was the one proposed for the Musical Union school of Redován, with a total of 222 votes. The total amount that will be allocated in 2019 will be 40,000 euros and, among the requests of this proposal, is the renovation and acquisition of educational, instrumental and didactic equipment.
Ballester wanted to praise the work of dissemination and the effort of the Musical Union to get this economic game. “I congratulate the whole family of the music school since they have done an excellent campaign and it is an example of what needs to be done in participatory budgets”. In this regard, the mayor recalled that “we will continue to encourage all residents of Redován to be participants in the budgets.”
As for the proposals that have not received so many votes, there is the realization of a trade fair that can attract people from other locations and make the local products known with 4 votes. “It’s a proposal that we find interesting and we hope to develop it next year,” said Ballester.
In services and infrastructures the remodeling of Francisco Ferrer Plaza with more areas of games and shade that has obtained 3 votes, or the change of lawn and furniture of the Plaza Miguel Hernández with 1 vote is proposed. In addition, a proposal calls for the closure of parks to prevent vandalism at night with 13 votes and the closing of the Plaza de la Cruz with 5 votes. “The issue of enclosure of parks we have it very much in mind since we have done some and we will continue with this work for those places that do not have it,” said Ballester.
In social policies the organization of therapeutic workshops that has obtained 3 votes is proposed, besides the realization of courses of English and Valencian in different official levels with 1 vote. In this regard, the mayor of the Treasury explained that “these courses have already been launched, as is the case of the Valencian, whose places have been completed.”
Lastly, in sports the construction of padel courts has been considered, which has obtained 13 votes and the remodeling of the costumes of the Antonio Pascual Gil Duana municipal soccer field with 8 votes. As for the padel courts Ballester has advanced that by 2019 “we are going to ask for a subsidy to the Provincial Council of Alicante to do them and we hope that the residents of Cadiz can enjoy these highly demanded facilities”.
Adrián Ballester recalled that from the Redovanese government team “we are willing to analyze and study all the finalist proposals, because they seem coherent and if we can we will carry them out”. In this regard, he assured that “we do not rule out carrying out actions with any idea that, although it has not won, is worthy of being put into operation”. Ballester said that “we are very satisfied with the work we have done and we thank all the people who have participated in their dedication and enthusiasm to believe in this project and be part of the changes that materialize in the town.”
The Councilor for Finance and Participation, Adrián Ballester, encourages citizens to vote both through the platform and in person at City Hall
The mayor has indicated that this tool seeks “that our neighbors are involved with the local administration and think about what they want for our people”
Redován 10/19/2018. The Participatory Budget of Redován has entered its third and final phase for which from the City Council the maximum participation of citizens is expected. This is the voting phase, open until October 31 at 12.00, and after which the results will be published. They will determine which of the twelve proposals presented will be included in the Municipal Budget of 2019. The Councilor for Finance and Citizen Participation, Adrián Ballester, has encouraged the people of Cordoba to vote, both through the platform from which it was made the whole process (https://presupuesto.redovan.es/) as in person at the Town Hall, going to do it from 9.00 to 14.00 hours.
Ballester recalled that this year are 40,000 euros that are allocated to the Participatory Budget, “ten thousand more than in the previous year, where we launched an experience that undoubtedly opens the local administration to citizens and allows them to participate in the taking of decisions of its City Council, something that we consider crucial for our neighbors to be involved and say what they want for our people. ” The mayor has outlined the finalist proposals, a total of twelve that have passed the second phase of evaluation “in which the municipal technicians have indicated which of the 25 total proposals were realistic and allow their realization through the budget,” Ballester said. .
The proposals are in terms of parties, culture, tourism and youth, the realization of a trade fair that can attract people from other locations and publicize local products. This section also includes the renovation and acquisition of instrumental, educational and audiovisual educational equipment for the School of Music of the Musical Union of Redován, as well as the construction, from a historical point of view, of a detachable castle that serves as a stage of the festivities of Moors and Christians with representations of the reconquest.
In services and infrastructures, the squares of the municipality take the cake, and all the proposals are aimed at their improvement. Thus, the remodeling of the Plaza Francisco Ferrer with more areas of games and shade, the change of grass and furniture of the Plaza Miguel Hernández, the closing of parks to avoid acts of vandalism at night and the closing of the Plaza de the Cross to avoid incidents with vehicles passing by. In social policies, the organization of therapeutic workshops for children with the accompaniment of their parents is proposed, with the aim of stimulating the babies’ physical and mental development, as well as carrying out English and Valencian courses at different official levels. In the same line, the employment section includes training in first aid aimed at fathers and mothers of students of sports schools, as well as monitors. Finally, in sports the construction of padel courts and the remodeling of changing rooms in the Antonio Pascual Gil Duana municipal soccer field is considered.
Adrián Ballester thanked the participation of the people who made the proposals and again insisted that “it is very important to participate, either through the platform or, if you do not have the necessary computer resources, coming to the City Council , because precisely what we want is that the municipal budget that we hope to present, as always, before the end of the year, count each time with more proposals made by redovanenses that are implied with the present, but above all with the future of our people “.
Servicios e Infraestructuras is the area where more actions are planned, followed by Fiestas, Culture, Tourism and Youth
The Councilor for Citizen Participation, Adrián Ballester, recalls that the finalist proposals may be voted as of October 15
The Participatory Budget of Redován entered yesterday in its second phase once the deadline for submitting proposals has expired. The people who have registered on the platform set up by the City Council (https://presupuesto.redovan.es) have proposed a total of 25 action proposals for the municipality divided into different areas. The councilor for Citizen Participation and Finance, Adrián Ballester, has indicated that until next October 14 the technicians will be responsible for evaluating the proposals of the citizenship and recalled that “from 15
of this month, the redovanenses we will have to vote which are the ones we like the most so that the winners can be included in the Municipal Budget of 2019. ”
The City Council of Redován has increased this year the economic amount to allocate to the Participatory Budget, to 40,000 euros, “since we consider it very important to be able to realize the needs that our neighbors see for the municipality,” said Ballester. The mayor added that when voting the finalist proposals, as well as to present it, “you can vote both through the web platform and in person at City Hall, where they will be given the necessary help to register and vote.”
As for the areas that have received the most requests are the services, infrastructure, environment and parks and gardens with 10 proposals, among which is the Menéndez Pelayo street arrangement, accessibility on the sidewalks and pedestrian crossings of the municipality or the improvements in different places like Francisco Ferrer, de la Cruz and Miguel Hernández among other things. Second, there are the proposals for parties, culture, tourism and youth with ideas such as the creation of a trade fair, the renovation of educational equipment for the School of Music of the Musical Union, the creation of a multi-purpose room in the building of the Third Age and environmental education workshops in the mountains.
In citizen security, the possibility of installing cameras in different points that monitor and serve as a deterrent to people who intend to commit a crime, while in the section on employment and training requires that parents and educators of schools municipal sports are trained in first aid. Sports is another of the areas with more proposals such as the construction of padel courts, remodeling of the municipal football field, the recovery of the municipal gym or making a circuit between El Rincón and Callosa de Segura to practice sports.
Ballester said that it is “real and feasible proposals that can be voted as of October 15”. Users who are already registered may do so through the web. That is why he has encouraged “those who want to continue participating in successive phases to register” while being satisfied because there are more than a hundred persons registered in Redován who have already registered.
Regarding the phases, at present it is the municipal technicians who will assess the legal, technical and economic feasibility of the proposals received to vote on the finalists between the 15th and the 31st of October. The results of the voting will be published on November 5 and the winning projects will be included in the Municipal Budget of the City Council of Redován 2019.