PB Proposal Development

Thank you to everyone who volunteered as a Budget Delegate!  Between now and March, Budget Delegates are going to be hard at work doing research, community assessments, and site visits to narrow down the list of 380 submitted ideas into 20 project proposals for the ballot

Watch this video to see why one young man chose to be a Budget Delegate in New York City's PB process: 


Calling All Volunteers

We are still looking for people to volunteer as Budget Delegates and Committee Facilitators! 

The proposal development phase from January-March is where many key decisions will be made, including which projects will appear on the ballot in March.  Be part of that decision!

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Idea Collection Extended!

Idea collection has been extended through December 31st!  Please continue to spread the word about PB and submit your ideas on the map through the end of the month.

Get Your Idea on the Map!

Idea collection will close on December 31st, so hurry up and get your idea on the map!



Watch This 4-Minute PB Video

For those of you who couldn't make it to the first two PB Assemblies, check out this 4-minute video by the Participatory Budgeting Project:

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First PB Assembly a Success - Don't Miss the Next One!

Last night's PB Assembly at the Frisoli Youth Center was a success! 


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Idea Collection Open from December 1-19, 2014

Idea collection is here! Between December 1-19, 2014, the City will be collecting ideas from YOU about how to spend $500,000 on capital projects to improve the community.  Please read the guidelines about what kinds of projects are eligible before submitting your idea.  

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Help Us Get the Word Out!

Idea collection starts on Monday, December 1st! 

We've translated our PB Assembly flyer into Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole), Português (Portuguese), and Español (Spanish).  Please help us spread the word about Participatory Budgeting by sharing this information with your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and constituents who may feel more comfortable communicating in these languages. 

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First Steering Committee Meeting

On November 17th, the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee met for the first time to define key elements of Cambridge’s first PB process.  The following individuals are serving as Steering Committee members:

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Put on Your Thinking Caps!

And tell us how to spend $500,000 to make Cambridge a better community for everyone.

The idea collection phase of Participatory Budgeting is right around the corner! Between December 1-19, 2014, community members will be able to submit ideas for capital projects at several events around the City, as well as through this website and via email, mail, phone, or walk-in. We will post the schedule for the events as soon as it’s finalized.

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