2,727 Cambridge residents age 12 and older voted in March to decide which Participatory Budgeting projects the City should fund. The voting results were as follows:
The total number of votes does not match the total number of voters, because voters could choose up to 5 projects on the ballot.
In addition, the City decided to fully fund the Wi-Fi project (rather than scale it back to stay at $500,000), so the total FY16 capital funds allocated to this PB pilot process will be $528,000.
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But we can get more for our money:
14 winners, instead of only 6;
9,216 votes, 73.48% for winners, instead of only 6,258, 49.9%.
The winners would include: the Bus shelter real-time monitors,
the Little free libraries, the O’Connell Library furniture,
the Planting materials, the Danehy fitness equipment,
the Russel Field mural, the Wayfinding banners,
the 83 bus shelter renovation, and the Raymond Park garden improvements
— all in addition to: the 100 new trees,
the CLC computers, the Bilingual books,
the Bike repair stations, and the Free outdoor wifi.
Only one new item would lose: the Central Square toilet.
Our city council is elected by Single Transferable Vote.
Fair-Share Spending uses the same process to give all voters
fair shares of power on budgets.
The list of new winners is a best guess based on the bloc-vote ballot data.
Here’s the spreadsheet. http://www.accuratedemocracy.com/p/Cambridge_2015_Vote_Breakdown.xls
And here’s a picture of it http://www.accuratedemocracy.com/p/Cambridge_2015_Vote_Breakdown.XLS.gif
There’s more about Fair-Share Spending at
Cheers for PB!
You could get more for your money:
14 winners instead of only 6.
9,216 votes, 73.48% for winners, instead of only 6,258, 49.9%
The winners would include: Bus shelter real-time monitors, Little free libraries, O’Connell Lib furniture, Planting materials, Danehy fitness equipment, Russel Field mural, Wayfinding banners, 83 bus shelter renovation, Raymond Park com. garden improvements.
Only one new item would lose, the Central Square toilet.
The our council is elected by Single Transferable Vote. Fair-Share Spending uses the same process to give all voters fair shares of power on budgets. Get more at http://www.accuratedemocracy.com/p_intro.htm