Five Middelland residents, drafted by lot, will serve in the district committee of this Rotterdam neighborhoud during a four year term. Each committee member is expected to invest 12 hours each week, and will receive a compensation of € 450 monthly (US$ 525). Middelland is home to approximately 12,000 residents. In addressing the neighborhood’s issues, they will be assisted by two area managers. The committee will also play an advisory role to the Rotterdam city administration. The youngest committee member is aged 16.
Source: Newspaper article posted on Twitter (in Dutch)
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