Sunday, June 4, 2023

Record participant budget historical participation

In an unprecedented day, with 19,618 votes cast, the people of Durango decided on the works and projects to be done in their communities through participatory budgeting, Tono Ochoa confirmed at the technical committee session to close the year.

It was a quick and orderly vote in a total of 61 established polling stations in which citizens were present and decided on the use of 50 million pesos in 177 projects and works proposed by them.

Thus, in its debut, participatory budgeting in Durango outperformed other cities in Mexico that had implemented it.

Among the projects with the most votes by district, 01 has a dome over the Carlos Real School in the city of Morsillos; in 02, concrete floor inside and outside CBTIS #110; in 03, a dome for a multipurpose court and its relocation to the city of Dolores Hidalgo; In 04, the paving of 12 de Octubre and 10 de Abril streets in the Tierra y Libertad neighborhood; in 05, the relaxation and entertainment space of CBTIS #130; Also construction of drinking water tank in the city on 4th of October in 06.

Tono Ochoa assured that people would immediately see the works they voted for, because dreams do come true in Durango.

He honored the Great Family of Durango for being extensively involved in participatory budgeting, a practice that is here to stay in civic empowerment.

Yiscard Espinosa Gutierrez, Technical Secretary of the City Council, said that the day was a show of transparency, in which everyone participated for the good of the citizens, “because when things are done well, good results are achieved.”

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