Participatory budgeting is extremely challenging, even for the first city to do it successfully and for the longest time in the world. Through continuous assemblies, which last 10 months each year, the local government is connected with the reality and demands of the population, in person. Of the assembly cycles, more than a thousand people participate in each region of the city. It is a globally recognized advance in the public administration that develops diverse competences (political, interrelational, management, among others) in all its stakeholders.
This CTP consists of a contextual change. The PB Porto Alegre emerged in the late 80s as a law made by the newly elected mayor, answering popular demands, governing with the population and social movements.
This CTP consists of the development of the dialog between the communities’ representatives within the Participatory Budgeting Council.
A new administration took on the city hall after the elections in 2012. In 2013, the PB cycle change and aimed to reconcile the PB’s cycle to the municipal budget cycle.
This CTP is about a process change in the cycle of the PB in Porto Alegre. This happened at the end of 2012 and promoted a better structured cycle with the preparation and vote on the municipal budget laws.
This CTP relates to a shift in the political party that assumed command of the city hall. In 2004 a centrist party won the election, taking over the city office in 2005. The central issue of PB becomes the economic one, changing the original values of the action and reorienting its doing.
This CTP consists of a government decentralization that happened in 2013. A new administration took on the city hall after the elections in 2012 and after that some structural changes happened in the PB process.
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