Working for participatory and just public budgeting for all Oregonians
AMY NGUYEN, PB ADVISOR
We need to change how Democracy is functioning now. What does participatory budgeting – participatory democracy – do? It creates a new mode of governance and it challenges the status quo.
JAMAL FOX, PB ADVISOR
If you are not at a seat at the table, you are on the menu. For too long communities of color have been on the menu. So if they don't give you a seat at the table, well you get a fold up chair and you make one. That's democracy.
Young people are the leaders of today. We aren't just the leaders of tomorrow. By engaging in a participatory process with youth, cities are giving youth the opportunity... to become lifelong leaders in civic engagement.
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives people real power over real money.
objectives and set rules of engagement for projects
ideas for projects
Proposal ideas are formed into feasible projects
The community votes on projects that they want funded
The government/institution funds the winning projects