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’s grassroots democracy at its best. It helps make budget decisions clear and accessible. It gives real power to people who have never before been involved in the political process. And it results in better budget decisions—because who better knows the needs of our community than the people who live there?

New Participatory Budgeting Outreach Strategies

The big day is finally here and we are approaching Participatory Budgeting Vote Week!

With that in mind, we are seeking to reachout to residents in new ways – through texting and expansion of our languages online and in person.

To find your closest vote site, you can text “PBNYC” to 212-676-8384 us & we’ll help you vote & find your #PBNYC vote site.

We are also expanding languages for information sharing to include Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew.