December 13, 2022
Voting for a just transition
The idea that we, the citizens, should be able to exercise direct influence over how public money is spent by casting a vote in favour of one proposal over another, strikes fear into many a politician. The whole concept seems to erode the premise on which they were elected. And yet participatory budgeting continues to grow in popularity and scale. £1m of public investment in community projects across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray aimed at securing a just transition to net zero is up for grabs. You’ve got to live there to vote but the process is worth a look anyway.
I would be really grateful if you could spread the word and we got as many of those that live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire & Moray to vote and really care about these fantastic projects as possible -in whatever way SCCAN can. Some suggested wording for the messaging is below and there is an electronic flyer attached, social media images and text supplied to help you spread the word. Any questions etc. let me know. Thanks for your help.
“VOTING IS OPEN NOW – community climate action projects in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray need your votes! This is an opportunity for you to have your say about how Aberdeen transitions to Net Zero. With £333,333 up for grabs in each Local Authority area, there is everything to vote for. Everyone with an Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire or Moray postcode has 10 votes and can decide which projects get funded.
Aberdeen City (ACVO): https://acvo.org.uk/vote
Aberdeenshire (AVA): https://www.avashire.org.uk/jtfundvote
Moray (tsiMoray): VOTE NOW for your favourite community projects (tsimoray.org.uk)
Choose your top 10 favourites from the list and vote today.
To find out more about participatory budgeting and how vote in Aberdeen City & Shire go to www.nescan.org/pb “