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Residents can help allocate 100 000 euros in this year’s participatory budgeting project

Participatory budgeting.

Mnuu Huki is the City of Rauma’s participatory budgeting project, which is now in it’s third year. This year, residents can decide how the city should spend 100 000 euros allocated to the project. Ideas are gathered in February, and voting on the suggestions happens in March and April.

– Participatory budgeting supports Rauma’s city strategy excellently. We wish to include the residents in developing new, smooth, and working services and environments to spend time in. We welcome new ideas and expect receive numerous worthy propositions this year as well as before. The pot is over three times bigger this year than it has been previously, development director Fredrik Lindström says.

All suggestions will be processed and their viability assessed. The ideas can be about well-being, leisure, or common activities. Individuals, friends and communities can all take part.

– Implemented idea can be a part of a larger whole or it can be implemented together with other operators. The goal of participatory budgeting is to increase the co-operation of residents, communities and businesses. It is worth think of an idea, the budget and the executor in advance, so it is easier to put to paper in February, Lindström says.

For additional information about participatory budgeting, visit rauma.fi/osallistuva-budjetointi. The pages will be updated and filled out as the stages of Mnuu Huki progress.