What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.  It gives citizens the power to set budgeting priorities and make decisions on what community projects should be funded. The process involves: the brainstorming of project ideas, the development of initial proposals, and the selection of winning projects through voting.

This year, District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee set aside $300,000 to be used for the Participatory Budget General Projects,  $250,000  for Pedestrian Safety Vision Zero Projects, and $50,000 for Disaster Preparedness.

Statement of Intent

“The District 7 Participatory Budgeting Project aims to establish an inclusive way to identify projects within the district to improve the quality of our neighborhoods. These projects may range from bold, new and lasting, to simple, useful and thoughtful. The essence of the Participatory Budget is to involve as many community members as possible, regardless of age, race, and socio-economic background.”

Apply now through January 6th, 2020bit.ly/PB2019-2020