Video: Participatory Budgeting in New York

On October 29, the Participatory Budgeting Project co-sponsored a panel discussion on participatory budgeting at Pratt Institute in New York. Chicago Alderman Joe Moore shared his experience with participatory budgeting, in which he invited residents of his ward to directly decide how to spend his $1.3 million discretionary budget. New York City Council Members, Community Board representatives, and community activists then responded to Moore’s presentation, discussing if and how community members could be more involved in budget decisions in New York.
Below are two videos of the event, first of the Alderman’s presentation, then of the responses from other panelists.

From Budget Cuts to a People’s Budget? Connecting Participatory Planning and Public Budgets in New York from Prattplanning on Vimeo.

Participatory Budgeting Panel Discussion from Jesse G on Vimeo.