Participatory Budget

What Is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It is taxpayers working with local government to make budget decisions that affect their lives. It is a different way to manage public money that engages people and government.

Participatory Budgeting provides funds for improvements to Town infrastructure / programs that benefit the public:
  • Parks, trails, accessibility ramps, street lights, bus shelters
View the Participatory Budget 2015 Rule Book here.

Submissions are no longer being received for 2015; the deadline was October 16, 2015.  For more information please call 780-740-8059, or email  
 
Join us for a Participatory Budget Open House at the Teck Coal Room in the Hinton Municipal Library from 6 - 8 pm on December 9, 2015 to find out more about the submissions.  Voting will be held from 6 - 8 pm on December 10th and from 10-12 noon on December 12, 2015 in the Teck Coal Room
 
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  1. Criteria for Submissions
  2. Timelines for 2015
  3. Submissions for Voting
  4. Being Addressed
  5. Does Not Meet Criteria
Residents in Hinton will decide how to spend $100,000. These funds can be used for local improvements to infrastructure projects that benefit the public - parks, trails, Town programs (ie. recreation/FCSS/arts & culture), infrastructure (ie. accessibility ramps, benches, street lights) etc. The ideas that received the most votes will be forwarded to Council for final approval and implementation.

Criteria:
  • Cannot exceed total budget of $100,000 
  • Benefit the public (no private or not-for-profit requests) by improving local infrastructure of support a Town program (open and accessible to public at large)
  • One-time expenditures to be completed in 12 months (minimal on-going operating costs)
  • Implemented by Town on public property or to support a Town program (control and ownership retained by Town)