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