Discussion

50% of the local council budget is a much larger proportion of money when it comes to participatory budgeting which is very good to hear. However I feel this whole PB is just a façade to make it look as if the citizen’s are getting closely involved in the decision making process. Citizens are merely just deciding what sectors they feel funding should be allocated towards and the sectors are also limited. There doesn’t seem to be very active engagement from citizens but rather just a lot of voting.