Participatory Budget

What Is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It is taxpayers working with local government to make budget decisions that affect their lives. It is a different way to manage public money that engages people and government.

Participatory Budgeting provides funds for improvements to Town infrastructure / programs that benefit the public:
  • Parks, trails, accessibility ramps, street lights, bus shelters

View the Participatory Budget 2015 Rule Book 


Submissions are no longer being received for 2015; the deadline was October 16, 2015.  For more information please call 780-740-8059, or email  

Join us for a Participatory Budget Open House at the Teck Coal Room in the Hinton Municipal Library from 6 - 8 pm on December 9, 2015 to find out more about the submissions.  Voting will be held from 6 - 8 pm on December 10th and from 10-12 noon on December 12, 2015 in the Teck Coal Room

  1. Criteria for Submissions
  2. Timelines for 2015
  3. Submissions for Voting
  4. Being Addressed
  5. Does Not Meet Criteria
Residents in Hinton will decide how to spend $100,000. These funds can be used for local improvements to infrastructure projects that benefit the public - parks, trails, Town programs (ie. recreation/FCSS/arts & culture), infrastructure (ie. accessibility ramps, benches, street lights) etc. The ideas that received the most votes will be forwarded to Council for final approval and implementation.

  • Cannot exceed total budget of $100,000 
  • Benefit the public (no private or not-for-profit requests) by improving local infrastructure of support a Town program (open and accessible to public at large)
  • One-time expenditures to be completed in 12 months (minimal on-going operating costs)
  • Implemented by Town on public property or to support a Town program (control and ownership retained by Town)