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Participative Budget ideas to be introduced on Kaarsild

Tartu City Government Press Release

Kaarsild exhibition Foto: Ahto Sooaru

20 September / Starting today, ideas for Tartu’s 2018 Participative Budget can be viewed at the Kaarsild exhibition. A total of 25 proposals are on display, from among which residents of Tartu will be able to vote for the ones they find most appealing at the referendum set for 4-10 October 2018.

At 17.30 on 4 October, everyone interested is invited to SPARK Demo (Narva mnt 3), where the authors of the ideas will be introducing their ideas and answering questions about how their idea in particular will make Tartu a better place. The event will also be live streamed, with viewing possible on the City of Tartu’s homepage and Facebook channel.

In addition to the Kaarsild exhibition, the ideas can also be viewed online (http://www.tartu.ee/kaasaveelarve) and at the Town Hall Information Centre (as of 24 September).

A total of 57 ideas were submitted for Tartu’s Participative Budget, with 25 ideas making their way through the meetings of experts and summer public discussions and now heading on to a referendum.

At the referendum being held from 4 to 10 October, every resident of Tartu will be able to vote for up to three ideas. The two most popular ideas will be implemented next year. Anyone who is 16 or older, and whose place of residence according to the population register is Tartu, is free to vote. Voting is possible electronically via VOLIS (System for Local Democracy Procedures) as well as in the Town Hall Information Centre. Voting will end at 18.00 on 10 October, with the results being announced immediately.

The goal of the Participative Budget is to improve cooperation between communities, introduce city residents to the principles behind budget preparation and to actually bring something to life. A Participative Budget idea may be an investment object with a maximum upper limit of EUR 100,000. The goal is to implement at least two ideas in 2018, at a cost of EUR 200,000.

View the ideas here

Last changed 26.09.2018