In August 2017 Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council for the development of local government instructed to take measures to involve citizens in solving local problems. To this aim, a draft bill prepared by the “United Russia”. The ultimate goal of the document – increasing the efficiency of use of budgetary funds.
On the ground already gained extensive experience of proactive budgeting. Now, however, we will adopt uniform rules in this area for the whole country. “In every village, in every municipality people are able to prioritise repair works, landscaping and other important issues for them,” explained one of the authors, the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Andrey Turchak. Until now, such projects, according to him, there was a “every man for himself, at the level of local acts and laws”.
the state Duma approved amendments to the budget in connection with the Message of the President
According to the document, the initiator of the project may be a resident or group of residents of the municipality, as well as bodies of territorial public self-administration authorities or the mayor of the rural settlement. The project should be made a priority for local residents is a problem. In addition, you should describe the expected results to calculate the costs and indicate the planned time frame. At the same time citizens or organizations will be able to add to the budget funds, voluntary contributions in the implementation of the project. The project is subject to mandatory review by the local administration within 30 days.
“This is a very important step for the development of civil society and local authorities”, – said the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev. According to the MP, the bill provides for transparent pthe procedure for filing, selection and adjudication authorities.
“an Important part of the bill is to ensure that the citizens’ initiative was promulgated, openly and objectively considered by the local authorities, – said one of the authors, Senator Oleg Melnichenko. Also provides public control over the implementation of supported projects by the authorities”.