What are PB Delegates and how does proposal development work?


PB Delegates are volunteer Cambridge residents who work in teams to research, evaluate, and prioritize the project ideas submitted by community members during idea collection. PB Delegates work for three months to develop and choose the final project proposals for the PB vote in March. The proposal development process involves site visits, community assessments, and consultations with City staff to evaluate a project's need, impact, feasibility, and cost.


During the PB10 process, 70+ PB Delegates worked in the following four committees to narrow down over 1,000 submitted PB ideas into 20 final project proposals for the ballot: Community Resources, Environment, Parks & Recreation, and Transportation Streets & Sidewalks.


If you are interested in volunteering as a PB Delegate, please contact the Cambridge Budget Office at [email protected] or call (617) 349-4270.