Friday, March 8, 2013

[Argentina] n Buenos Aires, the Communes, participatory form of municipal governance, regain his power

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

The Court of Appeals of Buenos Aires annulled a decree signed by the mayor Mauricio Macri in 2011 in which he created the Citizen Care Units (UAC) thereby abolishing the former division of the city into Communes. The Court responded well to a complaint promoted by a group of citizens against the division of the Argentine capital on 17 UACs directly controlled by the municipal authority and which, in your opinion, would be an obstacle to active participation of citizens in their city. According to the Court: "The Constitution of the City of Buenos Aires states Participatory Democracy, in regulating Communes. Communes The aim is to decentralize government functions city (...) the creation of UACs alters this process." . The decision is not yet final, and the city can still appeal to a higher court, but the decision to suspend with immediate effect the division of the city into the UACs and reactive Communes in Buenos Aires.

At least temporarily, become the communes receiving skills in the areas of relationships with people, equipment maintenance public places (such as streets and avenues), decisions regarding green spaces and control over public spaces (streets and walks). Buenos Aires thus recovers its original form of participatory municipal management matrix and the mayor, elected by the Republican party Propuesta sees thus foiled its efforts to recover for the control of Argentine partidocracia municipality.


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