PB info session in Seattle!

We will be traveling up from our Oakland office to have a conversation with Seattle residents about PB! Please invite your friends and let us know if you’ll be there – @PBProject

Seattle PB event flyer 1.27.15

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Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata and the City Neighborhood Council invite you to a forum on participatory budgeting!

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    6:00pm8:00pm

     City Hall, 600 4th Ave

     Bertha Knight Landes Room

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It empowers ordinary people to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue, through an annual series of meetings, discussion, and voting. Over 1,500 cities, states, counties, schools, housing authorities, and community organizations around the world have used this process to decide budget investments and priorities.

This event will feature a presentation by the Participatory Budgeting Project on the PB process, how it works, and where it’s taking place in North America. It will also be an opportunity for Seattle residents to share ideas on how PB could work in our city and learn about next steps for making it happen.

For questions, please contact Newell Aldrich at newell.aldrich@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-9011. For more information on participatory budgeting, visit www.participatorybudgeting.org.