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District 8: Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting is a public process for District 8 residents to recommend and vote on how some public funds are budgeted. Participants have the opportunity to develop, propose, and vote on onetime services or projects. This year, Supervisor Sheehy has allocated $250,000 for District 8.


Who Can Submit a Proposal?

You must live in District 8 to submit a proposal and the project must benefit District 8. Find out if you live in District 8.


Basic Guidelines

1. Your project must fall within at least one of these categories:

A. Neighborhood Services: Such as services for Youth, Seniors, Non-English Speakers, Public Safety

B. Culture: Such as events, art, beautification, parks and greening

C. Small Businesses: Such as merchant organizations, commercial district revitalization

D. Schools, Education, Youth: Such as improving schools, libraries, after-school programs

E. Pedestrian Safety Vision Zero: Improvements that would help improve the safety of pedestrians and all road users

F. Other: Bold and innovative ideas are welcome


2. The budget for a single project will be a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $25,000. For the Initial Proposal, please provide a draft budget. We will also accept proposals for current projects that already have partial funding and resources. This year, Supervisor Sheehy has allocated $250,000 for District 8.


3. The project must be a one-time expenditure.


4. The project must benefit the residents of District 8. We are looking for bold and innovative ideas as well as standard neighborhood improvement projects. We are strongly considering projects that address neighborhood equity. Our goal is to get as many different project ideas as we can, so be creative and tell us what your concerns, priorities, and ideas are. Most importantly, be sure to submit your initial proposal by December 13th 2017!