Thank you for voting!
More than 1,100 Greensboro residents age 14 and older voted in the City's first participatory budgeting process in April. The five City Council district ballots included a total of 43 projects based on ideas submitted by residents.
View the Participatory Budgeting projects included in the City Manager's Recommended Budget presentation to City Council.
And a special thank you to the volunteers!
Dozens of community volunteers spent hundreds of hours over six months to make this first participatory budgeting process a success. Volunteers served in many roles to help ensure that the process was inclusive, transparent, and available to all community members.
What happens next? When will projects be completed?
PB projects were presented by City Manager Jim Westmoreland to City Council May 3 for approval in conjunction with the City's FY 2016-17 budget. A budget public hearing with City Council is scheduled for May 17 and a City Council vote on a final budget is expected June 7.
We will not know which proposed PB projects are moving forward until the final City budget is approved and City Council approves the projects. Then, project implementation time lines will be finalized and posted on this page.
What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?
Greensboro Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members from all five City Council districts are directly deciding how to spend $500,000; $100,000 per district. The process works like this:
Learn about participatory budgeting by watching this short video
and this local news program.
Read about the local research board and evaluation of Greensboro's process.
Greensboro PB in the News
Take a look at a review of Phase I of Greensboro's PB process and check out all the media mentions of the process since it began in August 2015.
The Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee was appointed by City Council from all five council districts to help develop a handbook (Spanish handbook) and process for Greensboro's Participatory Budgeting.
The Steering Committee typically meets every third Wednesday from 6:30-8 pm at GTA Administrative Offices, 223 W. Meadowview Rd.
Steering Committee meeting minutes:
Need More Information?
Please contact Ranata Reeder, Community Engagement Coordinator for Participatory Budgeting Greensboro, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 336-373-7750.
Also, text PB to 1-855-910-7110 to get updates on your phone.
* The Participatory Budgeting Project is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada. PBP creates and supports participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective. The City of Greensboro has contracted with PBP for administration and outreach services to support Greensboro Participatory Budgeting.