Participatory Budgeting processes start in 6 US cities
PB in the U.S. started in Chicago and this year were excited to see new and long standing Alderman step up their commitment to community power. This year, 5 new ward processes join to create a total of 8 wards and at least $8 million for PB across Chicago.
Our support for advocacy in Hartford quickly led to the first PB process in a state capitol! Were working with civic nonprofits and government to roll out a $1.25 million PB process that includes new deeper approaches for community deliberation.
PBNYC continues to grow with 27 council members bringing at least $1 million to processes in their community, for a total of $35 million.
After years of community organizing and fundraising, PB in Greensboro is ready to go. Our two new amazing team members are busy planning the process with the steering committee, and PB in the south is finally here!
Were supporting our partners Clean Air to launch a pilot process in one district, starting this fall.
LONG BEACH, CA:
2 council districts are starting their second year of PB after successful pilots last year!