In The Press

Give residents more say in land use and planning

Queens Chronicle      Donovan Finn      Thu, 2014-01-30

"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

NY Daily News      Ritchie Torres and Alexa Kasdan      Sun, 2013-12-08

"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

Al Jazeera America      Jesse Hardman      Wed, 2013-12-04

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

The New York World      Emmanuel Felton and Claire Moses      Wed, 2013-10-02

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

The Wave      Councilman Eric Ulrich      Fri, 2013-09-13

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

Capital New York      Dana Rubenstein      Thu, 2013-09-05

Menin Will Use Participatory Budgeting for Discretionary Funds

Epoch Times      Kristen Meriwether      Tue, 2013-07-30

White House Highlights Participatory Budgeting as Model for Civic Engagement

CivicSource      CivicSource      Tue, 2013-07-23

Mayoral Hopefuls Roast Council Pork

New York Post      Sally Goldenberg      Tue, 2013-07-09

Participatory Budgeting Shines in Eastern Queens

Times Ledger      Mark Weprin (Op-Ed)      Thu, 2013-04-25

Queens Residents Weigh in on $3 Million in Neighborhood Capital Projects

New York Daily News      Lisa Colangelo      Thu, 2013-04-25

Be Our Guest: Participatory Budgeting Gives Voters a Voice in Government Spending and Could Curb Corruption

New York Daily News      Alexa Kasdan and Susan Lerner      Mon, 2013-04-22

East Harlem Residents Decide How to Allocate More than $1.9 Million in City Capital Funds

New York Daily News      Michael J. Feeney      Tue, 2013-04-09

Participatory Budgeting and Member Items

The Brian Lehrer Show      The Brian Lehrer Show      Fri, 2013-04-05

Participatory Budgeting in Year Two: Reinvigorating Local Democracy in NYC

Huffington Post      Melissa Mark-Viverito      Mon, 2013-01-28

Park Slope School Celebrates Shiny New Bathrooms with Ribbon Cutting

DNAinfo      Leslie Albrecht      Thu, 2013-01-24

The Cure For Member Item Abuse

City & State      Morgan Pehme      Mon, 2012-10-08

Park Slopers Give Two Cents on How to Spend $1 Million in Taxpayer Dollars

DNAinfo      Leslie Albrecht      Thu, 2012-10-04

Hills & Gardens: Self-government's appeal

Brooklyn Eagle      Trudy Whitman      Wed, 2012-10-03

Levin to Open Budget Process to the Public

Greenpoint Gazette      Jeff Mann      Thu, 2012-07-26

American Idol-Style Council Budgeting Doubles Up

New York Daily News      James Arkin      Thu, 2012-07-19

Kensington: What Price a Dog Park?

City Limits      Tom DiChristopher      Tue, 2012-02-28

Flatbush: What Would You Do With $1M?

City Limits      Colin Weatherby      Tue, 2012-02-28

Project Has Citizens Making Budget Choices

City Limits      Tom DiChristopher      Tue, 2012-02-28


KARMA Brooklyn      Joy      Mon, 2011-11-21


Largest Participatory Budgeting Experiment in the U.S. Underway in NYC

Project on Social Innovation      Hollie Russon Gilman      Fri, 2011-11-18

Participatory Budgeting Delegate Meetings Underway

The Kensington Prospect      Mary      Tue, 2011-11-15

How to spend a million bucks

Mott Haven Herald      Alex Robinson      Sun, 2011-11-13


Participatory Budgeting on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC      Brian Lehrer      Fri, 2011-10-21

Carroll Gardeners Want Tax Dollars for Green Initiatives, Community Spaces      Carroll Gardeners Want Tax Dollars for Green Initiatives, Community Spaces      Fri, 2011-10-21

NYC Councilman Tells Community Members to Spend $1 Million      Tue, 2011-10-18

Brooklyn District Discusses How to Spend $1 Million

NBC4      Katy Tur      Mon, 2011-10-17

How to Spend $1 Million in City Money: Residents Decide      Nat Rudarakanchana      Mon, 2011-10-17

Participatory Budgeting Park Slope Meeting on BITV

BITV      Brooklyn Review, Epsiode 250      Mon, 2011-10-17

Long List of Neighborhood Improvement Ideas at Participatory Budget Meeting

The Windsor Terrace Blog      Mary      Fri, 2011-10-14

Harlem and Upper West Side Residents to Have a Say in Budgeting Process      Jeff Mays      Tue, 2011-10-11

Slopers present wish lists for Lander’s ‘participatory budgeting’

Brooklyn Paper      Daniel Bush      Tue, 2011-10-11

Councilmember Lander Wants YOU to Participate in the Budget Process      Georgia Kral      Mon, 2011-10-03

$1M in taxpayer money to spend!

ABC 7      Darla Miles      Wed, 2011-09-28

Participatory Budgeting Launches in New York City      Tim Halbur      Thu, 2011-09-15

4市議員社區撥款 改公投分配      Liu Shuang      Thu, 2011-09-15

让市民当家 四市议员推“参与式预算”      Epoch Times Correspondent      Thu, 2011-09-15

What Would You Do With $1 Million of the City's Money?

New York Magazine Daily Intel      Noreen Malone      Wed, 2011-09-14

NYC Budgeting, American Idol-Style?

The New York Daily News      Celeste Katz      Wed, 2011-09-14

Councilmembers Announce New Discretionary Spending Plan      Paul Leonard      Wed, 2011-09-14

Millions of Dollars Up For Grabs In Some NYC Districts      Erica Pitzi      Wed, 2011-09-14

4 Council Members Will Let Public Decide How to Spend Funds      Claudia Morell      Wed, 2011-09-14

City Council Members Will Let Voters Decide How to Spend City Money?      Garth Johnston      Wed, 2011-09-14

Councilmembers and Community Allies Announce Groundbreaking, Democratic Budgeting Initiative      New York Stimulus Initiative      Wed, 2011-09-14

4 Council Members, Each With $1 Million, Will Let Public Decide How It’s Spent

The New York Times      Kate Taylor      Tue, 2011-09-13