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The Motor Group presents the results of the participatory budgets (23/06/2020)

The young Paula López, a student from Pasico 2, and Rocío García, from the IES Sabina Mora, representing the more than 30 young members of the Youth Motor Group of Participatory Budgeting, supported by the councilor for Citizen Participation, Valentina López and the councilman of the Treasury, Carlos López, together with the councilors of the Government areas responsible for implementing the most voted proposals, have presented the results of the Young Participatory Budgets this morning in the Plenary Hall of the City Council of Torre Pacheco.Last Sunday, June 7, the deadline for voting on the youth participatory budgets that the Department of Citizen Participation of the Torre Pacheco City Council ended, with a participation of around 15% of the boys and girls who study in the municipality and who are in the age range between 14 and 18 years.

This percentage is above the average compared to the levels of participation in this type of process, even more so considering that due to the restrictions caused by the health crisis, the last phase of the process and voting had to be done via telematics. The Councilor for Citizen Participation, Valentina López, thanked the great work and work done by young people in the process of preparing Participatory Budgets, appreciating their involvement in the project and especially the work done throughout the process.Participants have had to choose up to a maximum of 5 among 18 proposals from various fields, from initiatives related to the improvement of sports facilities, through cultural activities, adaptation of leisure spaces for young people, equipment for educational centers and study rooms, to actions to raise awareness and defend the environment.Carlos López, Councilor for Finance, has reported on the most voted proposals by the youth of the municipality of Torre Pacheco, congratulating the Motor Group for its interest and involvement, evaluating its choice, and above all highlighting the choice of some very useful and interesting proposals and committing to the implementation of the most voted proposals, as soon as possible.Regarding the proposals addressed to the municipality as a whole, the most voted measure was "Teenage place: young space with reception and surveillance for weekends", with 136 votes (56%), valued at 10,000 euros.Second, with 131 votes (54%), they have chosen "Recycle through machines that return part of the cost of plastic bottles", with an expected cost of 10,000 euros.Although the third most voted proposal, with 52%, had been the acquisition of computer material for educational centers, it must finally be discarded since its cost (14,000 euros), accumulated to the two previous proposals, exceeds the established budget of 24,000 euros .Therefore, the third eligible proposal with the most support, with 108 votes (45%), was the "Organization of escape room sessions", valued at 4,000 euros.On the other hand, regarding the voting on actions to be carried out specifically in Roldán, the results have given as a winning proposal the "Room with board games and a projector in a multipurpose center in Roldán for weekend access", with 29 votes (36%), and an estimated cost of 6,000 euros.For their part, Paula López and Rocío García, have valued this initiative as very rewarding and innovative, highlighting above all the involvement of the City Council and appreciating the possibility of being able to decide on the actions to be carried out with the municipal budget according to the interests of the youth of the municipality.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco

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