PB2 Vote Results: 7 Winning Projects

4,184 Cambridge residents age 12 and older voted in the City's second Participatory Budgeting process - a 53% increase over the first process! 

This time, 7 projects won funding:

  1. Cambridge Prepared Food Rescue Freezer Van ($48,000)
  2. Separate Bike Lanes from Traffic ($50,000)
  3. 5 Water Bottle Refill Stations ($40,000)
  4. Make Massachusetts Avenue Safer for Bikers ($70,000)
  5. Shape Up Our Squares! ($40,000)
  6. Faster, Better #1 Bus for Cambridge ($250,000)
  7. New Chairs for Cambridge Public Schools! ($102,000)

 The breakdown of votes was as follows:

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The total number of votes does not match the total number of voters, because each voter could choose up to 6 projects on the ballot.

The proposal for new chairs in Cambridge Public Schools will be funded at $102,000 instead of the full amount in order to stay within the $600,000 allocated for this PB process. 

Many thanks to the PB Cambridge Steering Committee, the Budget Delegates, the Participatory Budgeting Project, City staff, the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team, and all of the volunteers and participants who helped make the second PB process a success.

Happy holidays to all!

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  • commented 2015-12-17 23:05:40 -0500
    Chairs for the Cambridge Public Schools? The Cambridge School budget for fiscal year (fy) 2016 is $163,940,420. The general budget for the city as a whole is $545,870,875. The city is keeping $160,500,000 in the piggy bank called free cash (surplus).
  • commented 2015-12-17 21:26:03 -0500
    Loved the project, love all the ideas, love the winners! can’t wait to vote again next year! It was exciting to meet some of the steering committee and budget delegates at the decision announcement party!

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