What are Budget Delegates and how does proposal development work?


Budget Delegates are volunteers who work to research, evaluate, and prioritize the capital project ideas submitted by community members and develop them into concrete project proposals for a public vote. They do this through research, community assessments, and site visits, as well as through consultations with City staff regarding project feasibility and cost. Budget Delegates evaluate submitted ideas on four main criteria: community need, project need, impact, and feasibility. 

During the first PB process, 40+ Budget Delegates worked in 4 committees to narrow down 380 submitted ideas into 20 final project proposals for the ballot.  6 of those projects won funding.

During the second PB process, 35+ Budget Delegates worked in 4 committees (including one youth Delegate committee) to narrow down 540 submitted ideas to 23 final proposals for the ballot.  7 of those projects won funding. 

During the current PB process, 70 Budget Delegates will work from mid-August through late October to research and narrow down all of the ideas submitted in June and July 2016 to 20 final proposals for the ballot in December.

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  • commented 2016-09-21 00:12:08 -0400
    can we get a place for simple suggested ideas etc…. it would be cool if we had a water fountain somewhere close to the squares that we could use year round

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