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“I have watched people’s reaction...People just want to be involved in how their...

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:19
“I have watched people’s reaction...People just want to be involved in how their government works and feel like they have a say,” Council Mamber Mark Weprin said. “People feel like they have skin in the game."


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"So all of you out there who are still skeptical saying, ‘Oh is this a real idea...

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:04
"So all of you out there who are still skeptical saying, ‘Oh is this a real idea?’ This is a great idea and a great way to get the public involved.” Council Member Mark S. Weprin, former PB skeptic.


Participatory Budgeting Gleefully Expands at City Council
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City Council members gleefully celebrated

PBNYC is expanding big time - to 22 districts and over $25 million this fall! Se...

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:09
PBNYC is expanding big time - to 22 districts and over $25 million this fall! See this press release from Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the full details.


Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Announce Expansion of Participatory...
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Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council announced the expansion of participatory budgeting to 22 districts that will designate over $25 million toward locally-developed projects, proposals, and initiatives in the next budgetary cycle. The expansion more than doubles the number of participating districts and represents a nearly 80% increase in funding allocated for participatory budgeting from the previous fiscal year.

Want to help participatory budgeting grow? Apply for a paid fall internship with...

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:59
Want to help participatory budgeting grow? Apply for a paid fall internship with The Participatory Budgeting Project! Deadline is August 3rd.



Jobs & Internships
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Program, Design and Communications internships (Deadline: August 3, 2014)

District 26 hope you're ready for tonight's info session! Councilman Van Bramer...

Tue, 2014-07-08 14:37
District 26 hope you're ready for tonight's info session! Councilman Van Bramer will love to hear how you would spend 1 MILLION dollars in your community!

Another Council Member signs up for PBNYC - Andy Cohen in the Bronx!

Thu, 2014-07-03 15:48
Another Council Member signs up for PBNYC - Andy Cohen in the Bronx!


Participatory Budget Sessions Coming To Norwood
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It’s not every day one can have a direct influence on the New York City Budget. But that day’s coming to Norwood. A nine-month process starting in July and ending next April is set to further enhance the role communities play in deciding where it wants its tax dollars to go.

More PB in Queens! Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will have his first...

Wed, 2014-07-02 11:07
More PB in Queens! Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will have his first PB info sessions next Tuesday and Wednesday! See you there!


Van Bramer wants feedback on how best to spend $1 million in city funds, to host meeting on...
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July 1, By Christian Murray Residents of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City will soon have a direct say on how $1 million in city funds will be spent in the district. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who each year allocates city funds for parks, clubs and schools, plans on introducing participator…

Big News! When school bathroom repairs got funded through PB, lots of people sai...

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:12
Big News! When school bathroom repairs got funded through PB, lots of people said these improvements should already be happening... but they weren't. Now they are, as PB is making government more responsive to the people: "In past years, improvements to decrepit school bathrooms have been on the PB ballot. This year, in response to increased demand, the Council pushed the Department of Education to increase funding to improve school bathrooms across the board… and we won a doubling of funding, from $50 million to $100 million." - Council Member Brad Lander



A progressive, responsible, transparent budget for NYC | Brad Lander
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Brad Lander has spent his career working for affordable housing, good jobs, and livable communities in Brooklyn and throughout New York.

Voting kicks off today for the US's first youth PB process - Youth Lead the Chan...

Sat, 2014-06-14 11:16
Voting kicks off today for the US's first youth PB process - Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston! Mayor Marty Walsh is inviting youth 12-25 years old to decide how to spend $1 million from the city budget. Anyone want Mayor Bill de Blasio to launch youth PB in NYC?



Will Council Member Deutsch use participatory budgeting? Check out new updates f...

Thu, 2014-06-05 20:47
Will Council Member Deutsch use participatory budgeting? Check out new updates from Sheepshead Bay.


Editorial: Deutsch's "Participatory Governing" Concept No Replacement For Participatory...
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Councilman Chaim Deutsch has touted his “participatory governing” approach as an alternative to participatory budgeting, but his first attempt – a governing workshop held last week - provided the best argument yet for why we need an open, community-drive budgeting process. The Thursday, May 27 meeti…

Want to help take PB to the next level? The Participatory Budgeting Project is h...

Wed, 2014-04-23 13:58
Want to help take PB to the next level? The Participatory Budgeting Project is hiring a new Program Director and Communications Director - please share the job postings below!


Jobs & Internships
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Program Director The Participatory Budgeting Project is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to coordinate and grow our innovative programs for transforming democracy. The Progr...

The Participatory Budgeting Project wins the 1st Brown Democracy Medal, recogniz...

Wed, 2014-04-23 10:23
The Participatory Budgeting Project wins the 1st Brown Democracy Medal, recognizing the top innovation advancing democracy in the US and around the globe! Thank you to all the PBNYC supporters and partners for helping make this possible!


Participatory Budgeting Project Wins 1st Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State
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The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) was just selected to receive the first Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State University! The medal celebrates the best practical innovation that is advanci...

“Before participatory budgeting, I never thought about getting involved in local...

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:18
“Before participatory budgeting, I never thought about getting involved in local government,” said voter Lydia Bellahcene, “yet here I am, fighting for what our community needs.”


Sunset Parkers make history with participatory budgeting vote
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The nervous and excited energy was overflowing inside the Red Hook Library on Tuesday, April 15, when Councilmember Carlos Menchaca announced the six winning projects in Council District 38’s inaugural round of participatory budgeting (PBNYC), also known as residents voting on how to spend a large c…

Congrats to Carlos Menchaca & team - record amount allocated ($2.17 million), re...

Wed, 2014-04-16 09:28
Congrats to Carlos Menchaca & team - record amount allocated ($2.17 million), record number of PBNYC votes (3,000) and 2/3 of ballots cast in Spanish or Chinese! Here's their district's youngest budget delegate with the list of winning projects!


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Brittney, our youngest @[249758581872054:274:Participatory Budgeting for the 38th District] Delegate, helps us announce the top winners. We broke the record with 3,000 votes cast of any district this year and broke the record of total votes cast ever of any district since we started PB in NYC. Also, 2/3 of the ballots cast were in Chinese or Spanish. We are building a participatory democracy here in CD38 and the rest of the city. Thank you to all staff, committee leadership and residents who came out to vote!!! — with Melissa Mark-Viverito at Red Hook Library.

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality reports: Great news!!! Last nig...

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:59
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality reports: Great news!!! Last night it was announced that through Participatory Budgeting NYC, $400K for NYCHA playgrounds and $325K to repair and re-open the Gowanus Community Center.

Now it's time to celebrate! Join us tomorrow night for Shades of Change: A FUREEous Solidarity Soirée at the gorgeous Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - 53 Prospect Park West from 6 - 10 p.m. Tag---The Participatory Budgeting Project #Community Voices Heard #Councilman Stephen Levin