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Participatory Budget Project Update!


Making ideas a reality. When Aidan was elected Ward 1 Councillor in 2014, he committed to continuing the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process started by the previous Councillor Brian McHattie.  PB asks Ward 1 residents how to spend 1.5 million dollars in Area Rating Funding (read more about PB and Area Rating Funding by clicking here). Overall, the process highlights how 1 resident can submit an idea to be reviewed and voted on by the community and then implemented by the City.

Below is a status report of the ideas that were top voted and received funding since Aidan's election (click to enlarge, opens PDF file):

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2017 Participatory Budget Ideas Receive Funding!


We are excited to announce that Aidan's Motion for the 2017 Ward 1 Area Rating Expenditure passed at Council! City staff now have a defined budget and direction to start planning the infrastructure projects voted on in the last Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process.

320 ideas were reviewed and discussed; 28 moved forward to a ballot; 1,606 votes were cast, resulting in 13 projects moving forward.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

A special thank you to the Westdale Cinema Group for presenting to the General Issues Committee on October 4, 2017!

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Volunteers Needed for 2017/18 Participatory Budget Advisory Committee!

****  Deadline extended to Monday August 28, 2017  ****

Attention all Ward 1 residents!

You are invited to apply to become a member of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC).  The Committee oversees the process and engages residents in developing and selecting infrastructure projects in the Ward, as well as it advises the Councillor on Participatory Budgeting Issues.

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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Results are in!


On behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) I am pleased to announce the results of the 2017 forWard One process.  The following outlines a summary of participation, as well as the project results for this year’s process!

Idea Submission, Public Workshop, & Shortlist

We received 320 ideas during the submission process that was open from November 21 to December 8, 2016, following several weeks of promotion via social media, posters, mailing, and personal contact with schools, churches, synagogues, and community groups.

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