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Money In Gennevilliers, a participatory budget entirely dedicated to sustainable development

00:36  23 may  2020
00:36  23 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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No doubt, a semblance of normalcy takes over. Thus the city of Gennevilliers launches the third edition of Ebul' Ideas, its participative budget. “We are maintaining what was planned. The pandemic was not right with participative democracy, "summarizes Patrice Leclerc, the mayor (PCF) of Gennevilliers.

This year, "because of the health crisis" we argue in town hall, the municipality has decided to reduce its operation to a single theme: ecology and sustainable development, one of the priorities of the city for several years .

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The inhabitants will therefore be able to suggest projects in the areas of green spaces (but not new shared gardens), energy savings and renewable energies such as LEDs or solar panels, the reduction of pollution in all its forms.

They may also offer to supplement the existing arsenal in shared gardens with, for example, the addition of solar panels or water collectors. Finally, all ideas regarding recycling and the fight against waste will be welcome.

The winners promulgated in December

Attention, for a project to have a chance of being selected, it must correspond to the general interest, enter the budget allocated to the operation, not be linked to private interests and commercial and be achievable within two years.

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In total, the city releases an envelope of 244,000 euros, the same amount as in 2019. The deposit of projects, only via , the Gennevilliers site ends on June 30. Then the city services will work on it and determine what is feasible and at what cost.

In early November, eligible projects will be presented to the public, who will have until the end of the month to choose their favorites. This vote will be open from the age of ten. Finally, the winners will be announced at the municipal council in December.

Last year, the Gennevillois had shown themselves to be frugal since the five projects that came out on top had not exceeded the total of 200,000 euros.

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