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City Council Makes Changes to Participatory Budgeting

Post Date:07/05/2018 10:41 AM

On June 19, the City Council updated plans for Participatory Budgeting (PB), the democratic process that allows residents 14 and older to vote on how to spend $500,000 in City funds.

The Council created a Participatory Budgeting Commission to replace the existing PB Steering Committee. The Commission will have eleven members, up to two from each Council district and one  at-large member.

Every PB cycle will take two years: one year for idea collection, project vetting and public voting, and a second year for the City staff to design and build the winning projects.

The City is currently in the middle of Cycle 2. The implementation year begins July 1.

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