Long Beach

Making PB more Inclusive: Lessons from Long Beach

University student at California State University in Long Beach, Jessica Bracho has participated as a budget facilitator for PB Long Beach. Studying Sociology, she worked closely with PB researcher Professor Gary Hytrek who sparked her interest in community development. Jessica shares the valuable lessons learned in making PB inclusive and a great experience for all…

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PB Research Series: Gary and Andres on PB Long Beach & Community Power

The evaluation report of the PB process in Long Beach California for the 2014-15 cycle has just been published. The report finds that, despite a long history of community fragmentation, Long Beach has benefited a great deal from participatory budgeting: it has helped to forge new relationships across the city, and has successfully incorporated people…

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Making a Difference in Long Beach: Kellie Morris’ PB Story

PBP always wants to know what got our members interested in PB! PBP’s Solaire Spellen interviewed Long Beach Steering Committee Member Kellie Morris to talk about how she and her husband first got involved in participatory budgeting! Solaire: Kellie, tell us about yourself. Kellie: I have lived in North Long Beach for three years, but…

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Join the PB Long Beach Facilitation Team

Hey Southern California! The Participatory Budgeting Project is looking for volunteer facilitators in North Long Beach to assist community members in developing project proposals for an innovative, grassroots process called participatory budgeting (PB). For more info, visit www.pblongbeach.org or watch this video to see how the PB process works. PB in Long Beach’s District 9, represented…

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