During the month of September, interviews are being carried out with residents of the municipality, over 18 years of age, with which it is expected to know their degree of satisfaction with the current strategy, their perspectives and their vision about the future of the municipality.The City Council, through the Department of Urban Agenda and Open Government, led by Mercedes Bernabé, is immersed in the phase of citizen participation of the Murcia 2030 Urban Agenda, which will allow the opinion of Murcians on the future of the municipality to be collected.Thus, a total of a thousand Murcians participate in the design of the Murcia 2030 Urban Agenda through personal interviews, which began to take place on September 1 and will continue until the end of the month.A team of six professionals is in charge of carrying out these face-to-face surveys, made up of 15 questions, divided into three blocks: citizen satisfaction, future prospects, and socioeconomic variables.The recipients of these surveys are residents of the municipality of Murcia who are 18 years of age or older.
According to data from the 2019 Municipal Register of Inhabitants, this population is made up of a total of 453,524 people, distributed in six large local socioeconomic areas into which the municipality is divided: City, South Coast, North Belt, Traditional Garden, Industrial Pole and Murcia field."It is, therefore, a random sample, where the interviewees are obtained according to criteria of sex and age and adjusting to the total structure presented by the municipality", Mercedes Bernabé explained.The online consultation, until September 30In parallel, citizens have until September 30 to participate in the online consultation, available through the following channels: the Murcia City Council page, through the portal 'Participa en Transparencia'; through the website 'Tu Murcia', in the section of your opinion; or in the 'Tu Murcia' application itself.According to the latest data, from August 14, the day the consultation was opened, until yesterday, September 14, a total of 189 people have participated in this online process.
The questionnaire is made up of nine questions, divided into two blocks: one focused on evaluating the driving projects of the 2020 Strategy, the strategic lines on which work should continue for the future of Murcia and their perception of the quality of life in the municipality ; and a second section for the sociodemographic classification of the participants.“We are in the middle of the participatory process prior to the drafting of this strategy, which will set the course for sustainable urban policies in our municipality for the next ten years.
Neighbors are an important part of this process, so I encourage all of them to participate with their contributions in order to have the broadest possible vision of reality ”, explains the mayor.A citizen panel with people from different geographical areasWithin the process of citizen participation, a citizen panel is also expected to be held, which will reveal the priorities that residents have for the municipality in an atmosphere of dialogue and consensus.
This initiative will be configured as work tables made up of people from different geographical areas.“With the data collected from the participatory process as a whole, a detailed analysis of the information will be carried out that will serve to continue with the process of drawing up the Murcia 2030 Urban Agenda and its implementation plan, based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals ”, The municipal official has concluded.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia