Participatory Budgeting is a local democratic process which facilitates citizens in a local community to directly decide how to spend a portion of a public budget in their area. .
For 2017, South Dublin County Council has allocated €300,000 for the Adamstown, Lucan and Palmerstown area. Residents through a combination of locally facilitated workshops and the online consultation portal are invited to submit their spending priorities for this budget. Selected proposals will then be costed and re-presented to the public on the website www.sdcc.ie/haveyoursay .The public will then vote for their priorities up to the value of €300,000. Following the closure of the voting period those proposals receiving the highest vote with a combined value of €300,000, will be chosen to proceed to completion within the following 12 month period.