The taxpayers’ right to choose

NIJAR COUNCIL: Residents have until 20 October to cast their votes.

AS part of its transparency and citizens’ participation programme, Nijar Council has invited local residents to vote on what should be included in the town’s 2017 budgets.

Until October 20, anyone registered on the local padron (residents’ register), and aged over 16, can choose what they think 150,000 euros of their taxes should be spent on next year via,, or at support points in the town.

A total of 45 projects suggested by local residents which met the requirements laid out earlier this year are listed for voting, with people asked to give points to those they consider of most importance for the town.

Altogether, 214 suggestions were received, however 157 of these failed to meet the requirements (projects had to be something the council was responsible for, and technically viable among other conditions), and another 12 had already been planned this year.


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