PB Cycle 9

The City of Cambridge has launched the 9th Cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB9) and 1,320 ideas from the Cambridge community between June and July about how to spend $1 million on one-time capital projects to improve Cambridge. From August 2022 through November 2022, volunteer Budget Delegates will research all submitted project ideas and develop the final proposals for the December 1-11, 2022 PB9 vote, in which all Cambridge residents age 12 and older will be able to participate.

Projects are eligible for funding if they:

  • Benefit the public
  • Are capital projects (something bought or built)
  • Are one-time expenditures that cost $1 million or less
  • Are implemented by the City of Cambridge on City property (streets, sidewalks, parks, libraries, schools, youth centers, senior centers, municipal buildings, etc.)

PB Cycle 9 Timeline

  • Community members brainstorm and submit IDEAS (June 1-July 31, 2022)
  • Volunteer Budget Delegates turn ideas into project PROPOSALS (August-November 2022)
  • City staff vet proposals for FEASIBILITY and COST (November 2022)
  • Residents VOTE on which projects they’d like the City to fund (December 1-11, 2022)
  • RESULTS are announced and winning projects are included in the City’s FY23 Capital Budget (December 14, 2022)
  • Projects are IMPLEMENTED (July 1, 2023 onward)

Idea Collection

To read about all of the ideas that were submitted in the ninth cycle, please click the map below:

Click here to sign up and stay informed about the PB9 Cycle.

  • Jackson Price
    published this page 2022-07-22 11:33:03 -0400