NEWS FROM BÜTZOW
A reminder: At the end of the proposal phase 133 proposals were submitted by citizens of any age. The diversity was really surprising and overwhelming.
The feasibility check was made, based on criteria published in a statue. To give an idea, some criteria are:
56 out of these 133 proposals passed this feasibility-check in September. All proposals (feasible or not) were categorized by topics and target groups and published in a brochure in October. Every proposer as well as target group related associations, institutions and schools got at least one copy. After that, the voting phase started, divided into two phases (also due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
1st phase: online voting 19.10. - 25.10.
|Number of participants:||474 citizens (302 valid)|
|Number of votes (max 5 per participant)||1 446 votes|
|Average age:||49 years|
|Youngest participant:||12 years|
|Oldest participant:||93 years|
2nd phase: offline voting 26.10. - 30.10.
|Number of participants:||97 citizens (97 valid)|
|Number of votes (max 5 per participant)||475 votes|
|Average age:||60 years|
|Youngest participant:||13 years|
|Oldest participant:||85 years|
Final voting results (4 proposals selected after number of votes and remaining budget):
|Proposal no. 1:||"Traffic concept Wallstraßen"||357 votes||5 000 EUR|
|Proposal no. 10:||"Skater facility Bützow"||157 votes||10 000 EUR|
|Proposal no. 11:|| "A place in Bützow,...."
(recreation and meeting park)
|154 votes||10 000 EUR|
|Proposal no. 52:||"Extension of a hiking trail…"||70 votes||5 000 EUR|
Currently, the implementation of the proposals is prepared. The proposal provider will be involved in the actual realisation as well.
The goal is, to realise the winning proposals as soon as possible before the 2nd PB starts. We are excited to see the first PB project (directly proposed and voted by citizens) realised in this state!
NEWS FROM BÜTZOW
After the completed feasibility check about 60 of the 133 proposals are left and eligible for the voting. The citizens may like more than one proposal and will get 5 votes, to distribute between the different proposals.
All provided proposals will be presented in an information brochure that has the following features:
This brochure will be available online and offline around the municipality. In addition, the involved citizen initiative will support the dissemination of the brochure. Maybe it will be sent to the households by mail.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic the date for the voting phase is delayed and a bit uncertain. A possible schedule looks as follows:
Parallel the planning for a better IT-solution of the online platform for the second edition of the participatory budget continues.
NEWS FROM BÜTZOW
… the proposal phase for the 1st Bützow participatory budget ended. For a municipality with just about 7 500 inhabitants the received 133 proposals are outstanding and a great start!
The next step:
… is the evaluation of this unexpected number of proposals. This feasibility check is scheduled for June and July. The goal is to prepare a final list of possible projects for the voting phase.
The list will give information, why and why not a proposal is admissible. That is a major requirement to be transparent, to give the citizens feedback and to consider the relevant statues inside of the administration`s decision-making.
The step after:
… is to publish the voting list on August 17th and to provide comprehensive information about the proposals for the next two weeks. As such, the online voting phase will start an on 31st August for one week. Additionally, an "offline voting" in the context of an event on 5 September is planned too. But due to this Corona pandemic, this date is uncertain for now and the future planning of events is considerably more difficult.