The introduction of the City of Greater Geraldton’s #changesCGGcommunity Participatory Budgeting initiative, that involves the community in recommending the range and level of service offered by the City, is well under way with the second round of 40 randomly selected participants. 326 more words
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“It’s different to anything I’ve ever dealt win in the past. Historically Local Government locks away it’s capital works budgeting process, but the City of Greater Geraldton has decided to open up its books and share the experience with the community and actually seek advice from the community on how we should be evaluating our projects – it’s an incredible leap forward.
This Wednesday, February 12 at 3 p.m., I’m giving a talk at Spelman College as part of the SOPHIA (Series on Political Philosophy in Atlanta) 216 more words
The City of Greater Geraldton has five directorates. The first one that the Community Panel is deliberating on is Creative Communities which is responsible for: Community Development and Empowerment; Libraries and Heritage Services; Family Day Care; Arts and Culture; City Vibrancy; Community Events; QE II; QPT and the Mullewa District Office. 182 more words
Getting into the hard work of deliberation over what services the City of Greater Geraldton should provide, and how they should be provided. The second Community Panel made up of randomly selected community members gets stuck into Participatory Budgeting.
Today I’d like to put on my democratic theory hat and offer a critique of Jürgen Habermas‘ theory of deliberative democracy. Habermas gives his answer to the question of what kind of government we ought to have by appealing not to any specific goal or end that he thinks government ought to have, but by instead offering standards by which we can judge a procedure through which one would determine one’s society’s ends. 961 more words