The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Community Ownership is a valuable organizing tool we can use it to grow our practice of participatory democracy and push for greater community-led decision making.
This April is Vote Month for the first cycle of the LA REPAIR participatory budgeting process. Three of our staff members, Edna, Michael, and Robbie, had the opportunity a few weeks ago to help get out the vote in Los Angeles and meet some of the community leaders on the ground powering this community-led process.
Typically, when we want to know how inclusive and fair a Participatory Budgeting (PB) process is, we ask “Who shows up?” While this is a good starting point, it’s not enough. To meaningfully assess equity, we need to dig deeper. Celina Su, Chair of Urban Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) and […]