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Citizen's Budget Committee in Olympia, Washington

The City of Olympia, Washington is organizing a "Budget Ad Hoc Committee" of ordinary city residents that is perhaps a variation of participatory budgeting:

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  1. Regarding the prospective Budget Committee, what will be the compensation? Certainly poor people should not have to be asked to take time away from work without pay.

  2. There wouldn’t be any compensation. Folks who serve on advisory boards in Olympia don’t receive compensation.
    Though, most of the meetings are in the evening, so a working person with a day job wouldn’t normally miss any work.

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