Citizen's Right of Initiative
Published: 01 September 2009 Modified: 01 July 2010
Residents of The Hague 14 years and older can submit a burgerinitiatief to the Municipal Council. This initiative can be about anything that you would like to achieve in your neighborhood or district.
There are a few exceptions to what a citizen's right of initiative can include: it cannot be about things over which the Municipal Council has no authority (such as asylum policy or the extent of social benefits) and it cannot be about municipal taxes or the organisation and procedures of the Municipal Administration.
For a citizen's right of initiative you need to collect signatures. For a plan for your neighborhood: 250 signatures; for a city district: 1,000 signatures and for a plan concerning the entire city: 2,500 signatures. The citizen's right of initiative must include what you want, how you want to achieve your goal and what it will cost.
You can get more information by telephoning (070) 353 32 20 or (070) 353 32 19 or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.