In The Press
Give residents more say in land use and planning
"Emulating the concept of participatory budgeting now used by several City Council members and long championed by the new speaker in which constituents get a binding say in how discretionary funding is spent, the city should begin reforms of its planning and zoning processes to better include local community input."
The incoming city administration should expand participatory budgeting
"The mayor and the council should create and streamline a citywide process that allocates more money and reaches more people and more project."
Budgeting for the people: US cities let citizens divvy up funds
NEW YORK — Michael Burnett, who lives in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood, is trying to get people interested in fixing up a local park. Burnett wants to create a permanent space for his Kingz of New York youth football program, but he’s struggled to find funding and support.
Neighborhood-Projects Vote at a Loss for City Funding
Participatory budgeting get underway in nine City Council districts, while promised grants to the ballot's organizers remain stuck in bureaucratic limbo.
Participatory Budgeting is Back
Next month, we will begin our third year of the participatory budget process in Rockaway and Broad Channel.
How Participatory Budgeting Became Normal Practice on the New York City Council
Menin Will Use Participatory Budgeting for Discretionary Funds
White House Highlights Participatory Budgeting as Model for Civic Engagement
Mayoral Hopefuls Roast Council Pork
Participatory Budgeting Shines in Eastern Queens
Queens Residents Weigh in on $3 Million in Neighborhood Capital Projects
Be Our Guest: Participatory Budgeting Gives Voters a Voice in Government Spending and Could Curb Corruption
East Harlem Residents Decide How to Allocate More than $1.9 Million in City Capital Funds
Participatory Budgeting and Member Items
Participatory Budgeting in Year Two: Reinvigorating Local Democracy in NYC
Park Slope School Celebrates Shiny New Bathrooms with Ribbon Cutting
The Cure For Member Item Abuse
Park Slopers Give Two Cents on How to Spend $1 Million in Taxpayer Dollars
Hills & Gardens: Self-government's appeal
Levin to Open Budget Process to the Public
American Idol-Style Council Budgeting Doubles Up
Kensington: What Price a Dog Park?
Flatbush: What Would You Do With $1M?
Project Has Citizens Making Budget Choices
PUBLIC SAFETY, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND SANITATION NEEDS
Largest Participatory Budgeting Experiment in the U.S. Underway in NYC
Participatory Budgeting Delegate Meetings Underway
How to spend a million bucks