Participatory Budgeting Grows, But Not Everywhere


Gotham Gazette reports that in four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind in North America. Continue Reading →

Facilitator Training For Participatory Budgeting In Harlem

participatory bugdeting1Harlem City Council member Mark Levine office is offering the first facilitator training for participatory budgeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10 from 6 PM – 8 PM at his district office located at 500 West 141st Street. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And NYC Council Members Kick off Participatory Budgeting

Council Speaker Melissa  Mark-Viverito Holds Press Conference to Kick-Off...Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Members kicked off the voting period for New York City’s 2014-2015 participatory budgeting cycle — now the largest such process in the nation. Continue Reading →