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Participate! | Participatory Budgeting in New York City
New York City is experiencing a new kind of democracy. Through Participatory Budgeting, residents of twenty-three Council Districts across the City are directly deciding how to spend $25 million of taxpayer money. From September 2014 to April 2015, community members are exchanging ideas, working tog…
How Would You Spend One Million Dollars?
Through Participatory Budgeting, New Yorkers like YOU are deciding how their tax dollars are spent. Come out to a meeting in your neighborhood this fall to propose…
Participatory Budgeting: Involvement is Easy and Important
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…
You Can Help Decide How to Spend $1M in Budget Funds in Forest Hills - Forest Hills -...
Locals are invited to participate in a series of upcoming “neighborhood assemblies.”
LOCAL MATTERS: This is what Democracy Should Look Like
Come and learn how the campaigns currently underway on these issues are working to bring a real and more inclusive democracy to New York.
Dami served as a CUNY Service Corps intern in PBNYC’s 45th District. Read his story.
Job (New York): Participatory Budgeting NYC Community Liaisons &
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
Volunteer (New York): Join the PBNYC Facilitation and Outreach Teams!
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
Activists meet to hone skills
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…
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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…
Participatory Budgeting Gleefully Expands at City Council
City Council members gleefully celebrated
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Announce Expansion of Participatory...
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.
Participatory Budget Sessions Coming To Norwood
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.
Van Bramer wants feedback on how best to spend $1 million in city funds, to host meeting on...
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…
A progressive, responsible, transparent budget for NYC | Brad Lander
Brad Lander has spent his career working for affordable housing, good jobs, and livable communities in Brooklyn and throughout New York.