Open Town Halls
The Open Town Halls are participatory meetings convened by the municipal government, with a frequency of at least 5 times a year, with the central objective of informing the community about the mayor's plans and projects. It also has an open space for questions, suggestions and presentation of initiatives. Some town halls are specifically designed to inform about the Budget and the Development Plan.
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?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision