Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

Lynda Daniels

By PBPadmin | October 9, 2013

Tell us about yourself. My name is Lynda Daniels, I am a native Vallejoan, I am Vice Chair of the PB Vallejo Steering Committee, I represent the Vallejo Branch 1081 of the NAACP, and I am a member and Administrator at Kyles Temple AME Zion Church. I am retired and work more now than I…

Johnny Walker

By PBPadmin | October 9, 2013

Tell us about yourself. My name is Johnny Walker. I’ve lived in Vallejo, California for nearly 14 years and the greater San Francisco Bay Area for over 20. I am a 3rd generation native Californian born and raised in Orange County. I’m a REALTOR® and have worked in residential real estate for six years focusing…

How Participatory Budgeting Works

PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.




Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.


People impacting change in their communities.


Local project ideas completed using public funds.

Our Resource Center

PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.