Participatory budgeting is a means of managing public budgets in a way which directly involves local residents. So instead of just voting in your local government representatives and then having to wait four or five years to vote them back out again, in some places citizens are being given the opportunity to get involved in deciding on how portions of public money are actually spent.”
What is participatory budgeting? It is a process that empowers community members to vote on which projects are most in need of community funding. Watch this 3-minute video to see how this process is building civic engagement across our country. Could participatory budgeting work in your community?
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