New York

Join us for voting in PBNYC!

We would like to invite you to join us at voting sites across NYC between April 11–19 to see PB in action! As part of this year-long process, residents of the 24 Council Districts participating in this year’s PB cycle have gotten together to discuss local needs, brainstorm ideas, and develop proposals to help meet…

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Charting a new path for PB in Buffalo

  PBP is supporting the Buffalo Common Council and the Clean Air Coalition of WNY in piloting a new approach for starting PB. This July, Buffalo’s Common Council voted unanimously to establish a PB Committee, tasked with developing a proposal for implementing PB. After years of building support for PB with local community groups and…

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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Announce Expansion of Participatory Budgeting for 2014-2015 Cycle

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** July 23, 2014 22 districts will participate in next cycle to designate over $25 million City Hall—Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the expansion of participatory budgeting to 22 districts that will designate over $25 million toward…

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Save the Date! Celebrate PBP in NYC!

  May 8th, Save the Date to Celebrate PBP! Please join us for the Participatory Budgeting Project’s first annual benefit! Celebrating 5 years of participatory budgeting in the US 25 years of participatory budgeting worldwide Honoring our partners who have helped bring participatory budgeting to NYC: City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Member Brad…

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How to Scale Up PBNYC: New Memo

Since 2011, we’ve worked with New York City Council Members, communities, and partner organizations to build a Participatory Budgeting process that now spans 9 of the City’s 51 council districts. This January the City will undergo a major transition as new officials take office across city government, and this change presents big opportunities to strengthen…

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Save the Date! PBNYC Year 2 Report Release

Join us online for the release of: A PEOPLE’S BUDGET A Research and Evaluation Report on Year 2 of Participatory Budgeting in New York City Wednesday, October 9th, 12pm EST Key findings from the research and a panel discussion about how Participatory Budgeting engages traditionally disenfranchised populations with: Alexa Kasdan, Director of Research and Policy…

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New York Election Results: Participatory Budgeting Wins Big

Last Tuesday’s primary elections in New York City look to have paved the way for a major expansion of participatory budgeting. In the City Council primaries, voters chose 21 Council Member candidates who have pledged to use participatory budgeting to allocate discretionary funds in their district through the PBNYC process, which would enable residents to…

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Join the PB Facilitation and Outreach Teams!!

Do you have a couple of hours a month to give to your community? We’re looking for volunteers with Outreach and/or Facilitation skills to support Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC) and Chicago (PB Chicago). This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in honing their facilitation and outreach skills, learning more about city government, gaining experience engaging diverse community…

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White House Highlights Participatory Budgeting as Model for Civic Engagement

The White House today recognized participatory budgeting as a leading innovation in civic engagement, honoring Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) Board Member Joe Moore and Advisory Board Member Brad Lander as “Champions of Change”. They were recognized for “piloting innovative programs to involve traditionally disengaged communities in local governance”. Starting in 2009, we worked with Alderman…

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Press Release: PBNYC Vote Results 2013

The results are in from the latest round of participatory budgeting in New York City. See the press release below and PBNYC.org for full details.   Council Members & Communities Announce Results of Second Participatory Budgeting Process NEW YORK, NY (04/22/2013)(readMedia)– In 2011, City Council Members Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn), Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan), Eric Ulrich (R-Queens)…

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