Campaign for Auckland Council to undertake a trial of participatory budgeting
A campaign has been started on Action Station. The link (PB campaign) is on the right. Now we will have to see whether it takes off. According to one of the Briefing Papers issued by AUT, 66% of Aucklanders were interested in further opportunities to participate [Charles Crothers, “Subjective Assessment of the Super City”, Nov. 1, 2016.]. Let’s see how many of them we can sign up as supporters.
Well, as of mid-August, not a lot. Clearly the idea is not appealing, or does not rank highly when compared with more immediate local issues. I’m still hoping that others will come forward with more campaigning experience to add the X factor!