Citizen Budget (citizenbudget.com) is an online tool for conducting public budget consultations. This customizable budget simulator lets citizens modify certain municipal services and submit realistic, balanced budget proposals that express their budget priorities.
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This case study features Conseils de quarter, or "neighborhood councils," which are infra-municipal participatory forums that serve as consultative bodies mandated by law in French cities with more than 80,000 residents.
In respect to the question of why participatory innovations are gaining support and what stimulates their development, democratic innovations are usually seen as a response to the general dissatisfaction with representative democracies. Since their main target is to supplement democracy and improve its quality, both citizens and governments in the West tend to be interested in participatory innovations.
O orçamento participativo de 2009/2010 da cidade de Freiburg na Alemanha, foi uma iniciativa iniciada com um intuito de estabelecer um equilibrio nas contas publicas, ja que ate aquele momento o orcamento estava comprometido, devido ao alto grau de gastos públicos.