Decide San Borondón

Decide San Borondón is a platform for citizen participation

In Decide San Borondón you can make proposals, vote in citizen consultations, propose participatory budget projects, decide on municipal regulations and open debates to exchange opinions with others.

This guide explains what each of the Decide San Borondón sections are for and how they work.

Debates

In the citizen debates section you can present and share your opinion with other people on issues of concern to you related to the city. It is also a place to generate ideas that through the other sections of Decide San Borondón lead to concrete actions by the City Council.

Buttons to rate the debates
"I agree" and "I disagree" buttons to rate the debates.

Proposals

In the citizen proposals section you can make proposals for the City Council to carry them out. The proposals require support, and if they reach sufficient support, they are put to a public vote. The proposals approved in these citizens' votes are accepted by the City Council and carried out.

  • To create a proposal you must register in Decide San Borondón. The proposals that get the support on the website of 1% of people with the right to vote (100 supports of people over 16 years old registered) go to vote. To support proposals it is necessary to verify your account.
Button to support a proposal
Button to "Support" a proposal.
When it reaches the number of supports will go to vote.

Participatory Budgeting

The participative budgets section helps people make a direct decision on what part of the municipal budget is spent on.

  • In this process, every year people raise, support and vote on projects. The most voted votes are financed by the municipal budget.
  • Between January and early March, people registered in Decide San Borondón can present.
  • In March, proposers have to gather support, in the form of preselection.
  • Between April and the beginning of May, the experts from the City Council rate projects on an order of more or less supported and check that they are viable.
  • Finally, between May and June, all citizens can vote projects that interest them the most.

From the approval of the budgets the following year the City Council begins to carry out the winning projects.

Different phases of a participatory budget
"Support" and "Voting" phases of participatory budgets.

Polls

The polls section is activated each time a proposal reaches 1% support and goes to the vote or when the City Council proposes an issue for people to decide on.

  • To participate in the voting you have to register in Decide San Borondón and verify your account.
  • All registered voters over the age of 16 can vote.
  • The results of all votes are binding on the municipal government.

Processes

In the processes section, citizens participate in the drafting and modification of regulations affecting the city and can give their opinion on municipal policies in previous debates.


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