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Residents can have a look at the ideas for a participatory budget that will be put to vote

Residents can have a look at the ideas for a participatory budget that will be put to vote

Next week on 21 November, 114 ideas for Tallinn's 2023 participatory budget will be put to a referendum in the city's districts - already now, residents can find out more about the ideas to be put to the vote in their own districts on the website.  

The most propositions to be put to vote are in Nõmme district, where residents can choose from 18 ideas. In Kristiine, 17 ideas will be put to the vote, 16 in Midtown, 14 in Mustamäe, 14 in Põhja-Tallinn, 12 in Haaberst, 12 in Pirita and 11 in Lasnamäe. 

From 21 November to 4 December, residents can vote for their favorite ideas. The voting will take place on the participatory budget website. For the idea to become a reality 500 votes must be reached in Kristiine, Nõmme and Pirita districts. In Haabersti, Midtown, Mustamäe and Põhja-Tallinn 1000 votes must be reached. In lasnamäe 1500 votes must be reached in order for the proposed idea to become a reality.

Each resident who is at least 14 years old can take part in the vote and vote for two ideas of their choice in their area. Everyone can vote in the district where they live according to the population register.

The project with the most votes in each district will receive funding from the city's 2023 annual budget and will be implemented the following year. With a participatory budget, at least one project per year will be implemented in each district, proposed and selected by the district's residents.

One million euros is planned for the implementation of the participatory budget projects in 2023. The total amount of the participatory budget will be confirmed by Tallinn City Council when adopting the 2023 budget. Three quarters of the total amount will be distributed equally between the districts, and one quarter will be distributed taking into account the number of inhabitants in the district on 1 July of the current year.

This year 414 ideas were submitted of which 114 proposals qualified for the vote. The feasibility of the ideas was assessed by a panel of experts.

Among the ideas submitted, those that are already planned with the support of another funding source, cannot be realized within 2023 or within the financial limits of the participatory budget were screened out. Ideas that do not meet Tallinn's overall development objectives or are not investment projects were also excluded.

More info about the participatory budget is available here.