Advisory Council for the Growth of Santa Fe
The Advisory Council is a mechanism created by the government of Santa Fe to provide a space for the participation of citizens who are outside the governmental structure, generating a space for them to give their opinions, offer their advice and contribute their specific knowledge to the different areas of management. The Council is directly elected by the Governor, and can meet in different places within the Province. Among its powers, it is responsible for: participating in the design of the provincial and regional strategic plan, ruling on issues raised by officials, and requesting reports from any of the government branches. It is made up of 12 citizen members, taking into account their experience and dedication, and they last in their function until they have fulfilled the designated mandate.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision