Wickenburg Residents Vote On How To Spend $50,000 From Town Budget

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
Updated: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

In a check of Arizona News, on Thursday night, there were more than 500 people at the Community Center in Wickenburg. They were gathered to vote on how the town will spend $50,000 from its budget.

It’s part of a participatory budgeting project that the town adopted this year to get its residents more involved in their government.

The town put out a call for ideas to its residents, asking them how they wanted to spend the $50,000.

The ideas came rolling in: the people wanted everything from a mural at their community center to create an amphitheater in the town center or even to create a shade structure for a popular pickleball court.

Vince Lorefice, Wickenburg’s interim town manager, explains who won.

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