A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
The City Council of Sitges wants to review the current Citizen Participation Regulation and to develop a new one that will become the main reference in the field of participation mechanisms and policies.
The City Council of Sitges wants to review the current Citizen Participation Regulation and to develop a new one that will become the main reference in the field of participation mechanisms and policies. Currently many of these mechanisms that are already in place (public hearings, councils, popular votes, ...) are covered in the Municipal Organic Regulation (ROM).
The aim is to have a new Regulation for Citizen Participation, updated in terms of contents and regulations, and a modified ROM with regard to the chapters that refer to citizen participation.
To carry out the preparation of the new Regulation, it has been decided to open a participatory process that will allow to gather the opinions and views of the different entities and people involved, both at the technical level and at the citizenry level.
How will we do it?
First, a virtual survey will be uploaded on this Participation portal in order to evaluate the operation of the main instruments and participation bodies provided for in the current regulations:
- Sectoral councils
- Territorial Councils
- Participatory processes implemented in recent years
- Actions to promote participation promoted by the City Council
- Public hearings
Secondly, different participatory work workshops will be held: with municipal technicians, with political groups represented in the City Council and with the participation of entities that are included in the municipal register of entities.