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Results of voting
226 residents voted in Martinlaakso participatory budgeting. The plans that have reaped the most votes and are feasible with the sum of €50 000 allowed will be realized. The winning plans will be implemented in summer 2021. Residents will be invited, to the extent possible, to make and implement the plans together.
Plans progressed to implementation in Martinlaakso:
- Cleaning the area around the shopping center and station (72 votes)
- Bin for hazardous waste (68)
- An insect-friendly meadow where picking flowers would be allowed (64)
- A table group for the Koivikkopuisto (58)
- More rubbish bins on the Martinlaakso busy routes (57)
- Cleaning the Laajavuori cliffs (55)
- More rubbish bins for Martinlaakso parks (52)
- More trees and bushes along streets (48)
- Park yoga (45)
- Planting boxes for urban farming (44)
- Flower beds in central places in Martinlaakso (42)
You can view the votes received for all the plans here.
What is participatory budgeting?
Participatory budgeting is a way for residents to decide how a specific amount of the city’s budget is used. The process starts as the residents come up with ideas, after which the ideas will be read through. Next, the ideas will be processed into suggestions that will be voted on. All residents in Martinlaakso who have turned 12 years old could have their say in what €50,000 will be used for in their area. The suggestions with the most votes will be implemented based on how they fit into the disposable amount of money. The suggestions with the most votes will be implemented in 2021.
Read more about the various phases of participatory budgeting below!
The goal is to develop the immediate surroundings in Martinlaakso together with the residents. The purpose of participatory budgeting is to increase the attractiveness of the various areas of the city, i.e. parks, streets, exercise areas and yards at schools and day care centres.