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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 identifies 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.

The idea collection phase of PB Cycle 2 has ended. This cycle's Budget Delegates have been trained and have officially begun the process of vetting and researching residents' ideas to turn into project proposals for the ballot.

Here are our estimates of how idea collection broke down this 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 process, visit these pages:

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


Last updated: 7/20/2017 4:28:00 PM