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

How Participatory Budgeting Works

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

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Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

This is Josh’s dad – can you help me celebrate his birthday?

By PBPadmin | August 25, 2017

Today is my son Josh’s 39th birthday. When he was a kid, every year for his birthday I bought him what he wanted more than anything in the world: Legos. I’ve been proud to watch Josh move from building things with Legos to now building a better democracy through participatory…

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NEW VIDEO – Participatory Budgeting in Schools

By PBPadmin | June 2, 2017

We are proud to share our newest tool to make civics education meaningful by putting real money on the table, our new Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Schools video! This video introduces you to participatory budgeting in schools by showing you how it worked in Phoenix. Featuring interviews with students, teachers,…

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Meet Hui Zhen Li – and celebrate with her on June 1st

By Ginny Browne | May 17, 2017

Have you met Hui Zhen Li, a 90-year-old community leader in Oakland? We’re celebrating her amazing work as a PB leader with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) at our June 1st Oakland PBParty Benefit! As this summer marks five years of participatory budgeting (PB) in California, now is the time…

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Presenting your 2017 PB2 Ballot – Vote today!

By PBPadmin | May 4, 2017

Guest post by PB Amplifiers Kelsey Foster and Alex Kolokotronis. We’re writing to you as fellow supporters and advocates for participatory budgeting. Over the past few months, we teamed up with other advocates to develop 10 amazing projects to help grow PB. From today till June 2nd, 2017, you can…

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IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

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Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects in the US & Canada.

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People impacting change in their communities.

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Local project ideas voted on and funding, using public funds.

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