Ideas for Tartu’s participative budget will be introduced on Kaarsild Bridge
Tartu City Government Press Release
18 September / The 25 ideas for this year’s participative budget will be on display at the Kaarsild Bridge exhibition, with residents of Tartu being able to vote for their favourites from 1–7 October 2020.
In addition to the Kaarsild exhibition, the ideas will be available online at (www.tartu.ee/en/participative-budgeting) and in the Town Hall Information Centre.
All those who are interested are invited to visit the Lodjakoda at 17.00 on 29 September, at which time the authors will introduce their ideas and answer questions about how their idea in particular will help make Tartu a better place. The event will also be broadcast live, and can be followed via the Tartu homepage and the City of Tartu’s Facebook page.
During a participative budget vote, each Tartu resident can vote for up to three ideas. The two ideas receiving the most votes will be implemented next year. Voting is open to anyone at least 14 years of age, whose residence, according to the population register, is the City of Tartu.
You can vote electronically from 1–7 October, either in the local government council/government information system Volis or the Town Hall Information Centre. Voting will end at 18.00 on 7 October, and the results will be announced immediately.
The following 25 ideas have been put up for a vote:
Idea No. 1. AHHAA Discovery Park
Idea No. 2. Annelinn’s sidewalks
Idea No. 3. Reviving the port railway
Idea No. 4. Emajõgi riverfront railings
Idea No. 5. A biologically diverse cultural courtyard for the entire Forselius and Ropka family
Idea No. 6. Complementing green areas with shrubs
Idea No. 7. Härma Sports and Adventure Park
Idea No. 8. Construction of the Ihaste Sports Park
Idea No. 9. Cameras for Tartu’s bridges
Idea No. 10. Karu Park for a European picnic park
Idea No. 11. Disc Golf park
Idea No. 12. Children’s adventure trail between the Emajõgi River and Anne Canal
Idea No. 13. Creating an area inviting movement in the yard of the Veeriku School
Idea No. 14. Pump track
Idea No. 15. Raadi green football park grandstand
Idea No. 16. Roofs for bicycle parking lots
Idea No. 17. More benches in the urban space
Idea No. 18. Fixing up the pond in Supilinn
Idea No. 19. Sustainable renovation house in Karlova
Idea No. 20. Development of Tartu’s visual living environment
Idea No. 21. Streets free of cigarette butts
Idea No. 22. Floating stage on the Emajõgi River
Idea No. 23. Leisure opportunities at the Anne Youth Centre
Idea No. 24. Water curtain for Kaarsild Bridge
Idea No. 25. Outdoor exercise machines for the older generation
More information about the content of the ideas is available here.
This year, 98 ideas were submitted for Tartu’s participative budget, of which, after expert meetings and summer public discussions, 25 ideas emerged, over which a referendum will be held.
An idea for the participative budget can be an investment object with a maximum cost of EUR 100,000. The goal is to implement at least two ideas in 2021 for EUR 200,000.
Tartu was the first local government in Estonia to organise a participative budget, doing so for the first time in 2013.
Last changed 18.09.2020