Vallejo (California) became the first U.S. municipality to fully adopt participatory budgeting.
In 2012, the Vallejo City Council established the first city-wide Participatory Budgeting (PB) process in the United States. Through PB, the community is helping decide how to spend over $3 million of revenue from the Measure B Sales Tax. Vallejo residents and stakeholders proposed over 800 spending ideas and volunteers develop dozens of project proposals. Residents willvote on projects from May 11-18, and the list of projects that receive the most votes will be submitted to City Council for approval. Come learn about the projects at the Expos from April 17-22!