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Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2

Cycle 2 Timeline

~ PB Steering Committee revises rule book.
~ Volunteers submit applications.


~ Cycle 2 begins.
~ March 30 PB Kick Off and City Open House

~ Idea Collection Meetings
~ Neighborhood Canvassing

May to September
~ Budget Delegates vet project ideas with staff.

October to November
~ Community Expos share details of projects to be on the ballot. 
~ Residents vote.

Greensboro Participatory Budgeting (PB) Cycle 2 will identify projects
to be funded in Fiscal Year 2018-19. Residents will vote for up to $100,000 worth of projects for each City Council district.

Budget Delegates have officially begun the process of vetting and researching residents' ideas to turn into project proposals for the ballot. 

An Expo, where residents can learn about projects, will be held October 17. Voting will be held for all districts October 23 through November 18. See the Voting page for details.

PB Poll Workers Needed
PB is recruiting volunteers who would be willing to serve as poll workers for PB voting at locations throughout the city October 23 through November 18. Volunteers must be able to attend poll worker training at 6:30 pm, October 19, at the Central Library. See the Facebook event for more details.

Idea Collection Overview
The idea collection phase of PB Cycle 2 has ended. Here are our estimated participation statistics for April and May:

  • 350 - ideas submitted 
  • 55 - outreach sessions held 
  • 1907 - residents engaged 

The City thanks all volunteers and residents who were a part of the Cycle 2 idea collection process. 

Elon University Student Seeks Assistance in PB Research
The PB Steering Committee has agreed to assist an Elon University student who plans to study Greensboro's Participatory Budgeting process for his honor's thesis. 

Bear Tose is studying PB's impact on civic engagement. The research includes a review of project outcomes, interviews with steering committee members and officials, and a survey of individuals who participated in the PB Cycle 2. 

Take the survey here and if you have any questions, e-mail Tose at

For more information about the PB process, visit these pages:

Visit the Steering Committee page for the latest information about PB governance.


Last updated: 9/13/2017 11:12:41 AM