The first stage of the implementation of the new mechanism to engage the community in the management of budget funds and prioritization of Uzhgorod development – the introduction of the public budget – is finished.
As previously reported at the recent session of Uzhgorod City Council, UAH 3.5 million was allocated to finance the projects, defined as a priority by the city residents, in 2017. During the allocated time for submission of proposals – from August 15 to September 15 – 72 projects were received.
Most of the initiatives were related to playgrounds – their reconstruction, upgrade, installation. Among the other projects, there are: the reconstruction of street lighting on Studentska embankment, repair of streets, sidewalks, restoration of convenient ramps from sidewalks on pedestrian crossings, construction of a public open playground for WorkOut and CrossFit in the Bozdosh park, establsihment of a professional development center for school teachers, 3D cinema, arrangement of bicycle parking racks near public buildings, reconstruction of the dance floor in the Pidzamkovy park, the construction of a basketball field for pupils of the secondary school №19 and a football field for the school №20, inclusive children’s space "Dreamland", reducing the number of homeless animals, installation of CCTV on the streets, installation of advertisement hoardings, online service "Open Uzhgorod", establishment of canteens for homeless, establishment of a memorial plaque to one of the luminaries of the Transcarpathian football on the stadium "Avangard", purchase of an artificial Christmas tree, which would be used as the main city tree, repair of elevators, entrance doors and replacement of windows in public spaces of high-rise buildings and so on.
Note: Public budgets were approved in the regional centers: Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Poltava, Sumy, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Chernihiv. In Transcarpathia, the public budget was approved in Perechyn.