Participatory Budgeting Idea Submission
2017 Idea Collection Meetings
April 6: 6:30-8:30 pm, Caldcleugh Multicultural Center, 1700 Orchard St., District 1
April 11: 1-3 pm, McGirt-Horton Library, 2501 Phillips Ave., District 2
April 13: 10 am to 12 noon, Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd., District 5
April 20: 6:30-8:30 pm, McNairy Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd., District 3
April 27: 6:30-8:30 pm, Benjamin Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy., District 4
Review this interactive map to determine which City Council district you live in.
A key part of the Participatory Budgeting process is residents submitting their ideas for projects to be funded. Here's the process for participating.
How to Submit an Idea
Residents can submit a proposal for a project during a series of idea gathering meetings in the spring. You do not have to live in a particular Council District to attend a meeting there.
Residents may also download and complete this idea submission form, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Projects Can Be Funded
Only capital projects can be funded through PB. Capital projects are one-time expenses that often involve infrastructure improvements. They are not on-going expenses, such as those that fund staff salaries, programs, and services. Project costs are limited to $100,000 per City Council district.
In general, eligible projects are:
- One-time expenditures
- A benefit to the public
- Implemented by the City on City property (streets, parks, libraries, recreation centers, municipal buildings, etc.).
Examples of capital projects include:
- Improvements to public playgrounds and parks
- Repairing streets and sidewalks
- Installing accessibility ramps on public property
- Renovating public buildings
- Installing benches or street lights
- Resurfacing a basketball court
PB funding cannot be used to:
- Make a grant to a nonprofit organization
- Hire additional staff
- Fund projects on Greensboro Housing Authority, Guilford County Schools or private property.