Joint Municipal Commissions
The Joint Municipal Commissions or Municipal Commissions of for Concerted Action are instances of participation, in which members or representatives of the community present preferences and/or opinions to the local government. According to the Municipal Code, its main objectives are to advise the City Council, to execute commissions on material, cultural, civic and moral matters, as well as other initiatives of communal collaboration.
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
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields no decision