Comment 93371

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 17, 2013 at 12:49:52 in reply to Comment 93370

The website is still accepting votes, iirc. And no, budget quantities were not attached. I think a key difference here is that the Ward 1 process is intended to be far more lightweight. If members of the public were required to develop detailed proposals including budget amounts, it would effectively close the process to all but contractors and experts. If the City had to do it for every one of the 500ish submitted proposals, it would bog the process down in expensive bureaucracy. Nobody wants to see 10% of the PB money get eaten up by analytical overhead.

The ward 1 process is flawed, obviously - people wrote lengthy proposals and threw them over the wall and got back vague 1-line synthesis. But I'd hate to see it twisted into some kind of lumbering ungainly beast to satisfy our need for full details. Look at how many great municipal projects have gotten crushed under analysis paralysis.

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