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We are proud and excited to be kicking off neighborhood assemblies - Corey Johns...

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:21
We are proud and excited to be kicking off neighborhood assemblies - Corey Johnson and D3 are getting excited too!


Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important
chelseanow.com
BY COREY JOHNSON COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 3 | How would you spend $1 million dollars in your community? Would you build a new playground? Would you invest in new technology equipment for your local library or school? Maybe there’s a notoriously bad intersection in the neighborhood and you have a g…

The first #PBNYC neighborhood assembly is MONDAY, September 8th in #ForestHills...

Wed, 2014-09-03 11:06
The first #PBNYC neighborhood assembly is MONDAY, September 8th in #ForestHills #Queens!! Council Member Karen Koslowitz, hope your inaugural cycle of #participatorybudgeting is a huge success!!


You Can Help Decide How to Spend $1M in Budget Funds in Forest Hills - Forest Hills -...
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Locals are invited to participate in a series of upcoming “neighborhood assemblies.”

TONIGHT! Join Community Voices Heard's Chistopher King & The Participatory Budge...

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:49
TONIGHT! Join Community Voices Heard's Chistopher King & The Participatory Budgeting Project's Pam Jennings at LOCAL MATTERS for a discussion about expanding democracy and local power. Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street. 7pm.


LOCAL MATTERS: This is what Democracy Should Look Like
www.ivotenyc.org
Come and learn how the campaigns currently underway on these issues are working to bring a real and more inclusive democracy to New York.

When our intern shines, we shine. #DamiIroko #HisStory Participatory Budgeting i...

Fri, 2014-08-15 15:55
When our intern shines, we shine. #DamiIroko #HisStory Participatory Budgeting in New York City Follow Us on Twitter @PB_NYC
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/stories/damilola-iroko/


Damilola Iroko
www.participatorybudgeting.org
Dami served as a CUNY Service Corps intern in PBNYC’s 45th District. Read his story.

Would you like to work for PBNYC as a targeted constituency liaison or a canvass...

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:32
Would you like to work for PBNYC as a targeted constituency liaison or a canvasser? Know someone who wants to make a difference and has great experience? Check this posting out for more info! http://www.idealist.org/view/job/4TngkTpdDK5P/


Job (New York): Participatory Budgeting NYC Community Liaisons &
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PBNYC Cycle 4 Community Liaisons & Canvassers Job Descriptions Who we are: PBNYC is Participatory Budgeting in New York City. NYC is experiencing a new kind

With 23 districts participating, we need all hand's on deck to make PBNYC a big...

Thu, 2014-08-07 13:41
With 23 districts participating, we need all hand's on deck to make PBNYC a big success!! Please consider joining the PBNYC volunteer team, or tell your friends!!


Volunteer (New York): Join the PBNYC Facilitation and Outreach Teams!
www.idealist.org
Do you have a couple of hours a month to give to your community? The New York City Council: http://council.nyc.gov/html/action/pb.shtml, the Participatory

Participatory Budgeting was talked about at Citizen Action's Justice Works Confe...

Tue, 2014-08-05 20:08
Participatory Budgeting was talked about at Citizen Action's Justice Works Conference this past weekend in Albany, and mentioned in the Albany Times Union. Perhaps we'll soon see PB around New York in places outside of NYC....

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Activists-meet-to-hone-skills-5668128.php


Activists meet to hone skills
www.timesunion.com
Describing themselves as disenfranchised, activists and social justice organizers met over the weekend at the Justice Works conference to share inspiration and new strategies, organizers said. The meeting drew 425 people from across the state representing labor unions, the campaign to raise the mini…

OpEd in City Limits about Participatory Budgeting expansion and institutionaliza...

Sat, 2014-07-26 09:21
OpEd in City Limits about Participatory Budgeting expansion and institutionalization in NYC.

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(http://www.citylimits.org/conversations/262/participatory-budgeting-what-s-the-potential)


City Limits | New York City Non-Profit Investigative News, Jobs, Resources - CityLimits.org
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City Limits is a New York City-based non-profit that strengthens community engagement on civic, economic, and social justice issues. We fulfill our mission by publishing investigative journalism, creating new media and convening conversations that increase public awareness. We publish CityLimits.org…

“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 Member 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
observer.com
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...
pbnyc.org
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
www.participatorybudgeting.org
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
www.norwoodnews.org
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...
licpost.com
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...
www.sheepsheadbites.com
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…