Dopuszczalność finansowania (dofinansowania) inwestycji sakralnych niebędących zabytkami przez jednostki samorządu terytorialnego, w tym w ramach tzw. budżetu obywatelskiego
Opinion on the admissibility of funding (subsidizing) church projects other than historic monuments by self‑government entities, including by participatory budgeting
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The author notes that under applicable law the local self‑government unit may provide financial support for church projects involving the reconstruction of historic monuments, as laid down in the Act on the Protection of Cultural Property. However, it is not clear whether they can support the construction, extension, reconstruction of chapels aimed at creating conditions for the operation of special pastoral service in local medical establishments and nursing units. However, funding of other church projects out of the budgets of self‑government units, including the construction and development of churches, is not allowed. The author points out that in the event that during the public consultation in the local community residents have chosen to implement projects (tasks), which are not related to the tasks of the municipality, this does not bear a duty to recognize them in the draft budget or local self‑government or in the approved budget. If the local self‑government authorities have taken such a decision, the regional chamber of audit should declare it null and void, due to non‑compliance with the law.
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