Coahuila, Mexico, regional Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - Consulta popular

General Typology

Instrument
Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX]
Location
Coahuila, Mexico
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Consulta popular
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE 74. THE CONCEPT OF POPULAR CONSULTATION. The citizens consultation is the instrument whereby the inhabitants emit their opinion and/or solutions to matters of public interest or of community problems of the place of residence.

ARTICLE 75. THE POPULAR CONSULTATION CAN BE REQUESTED BY THE INHABITANTS
The citizen consultation may be requested by a hundred or more inhabitants of the place where there is a matter of public interest or a community problem for consultation.

ARTICLE 76. REQUEST FOR POPULAR CONSULTATION. Any request to convene a popular consultation must meet the following requirements:
I. They must be submitted in writing, duly signed by the applicants.
II. Address to hear and receive all kinds of documents and/or notifications. Applicants may appoint a common representative who will be able to perform all the necessary acts to process the application.
III. Contact the competent authority.
IV. State the purpose, procedure, methodology and form of the consultation.
V. Specify the date, place and format through which the Coahuilenses inhabitants will be consulted.

ARTICLE 77. THE RESPONSE OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE POPULAR CONSULTATION. The competent State or municipal authority shall decide on the proceedings of the popular consultation, under the following rules:
I. the authority concerned within twenty-five days will resolve the proceedings and, where appropriate, shall issue the announcement.
II. determine the object, the procedure, methodology and the form of the query.
III. determine date, place and format to be used with which the inhabitants will be consulted.
IV. According to budgetary availability, the authority may contribute with people, material, and financial resources to assist in the execution of the query.

ARTICLE 80. THE FORMS OF THE POPULAR CONSULTATION. The popular consultation can be conducted through:
I. direct consultation.
II. interviews.
III. surveys.
IV. opinion polls.
V. other means of consultation that are reliable.

ARTICLE 82. THE EFFECTS OF THE POPULAR CONSULTATION. The results of the popular consultation will not be binding. They are only elements of judgment for the exercise of the functions of the initiator.

References: LEY DE PARTICIPACION CIUDADANA PARA EL ESTADO DE COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA, (2008)

Subject Matter:

To initiate a non-binding plebiscite to express the opinion and/or solutions to matters of public interest or community problems of the place of residence by direct consultation

Actors

Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
100
Available Time:
No time limit found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
free
Specify Collection Mode:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation only. Only the original Spanish version is binding.