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Working for participatory and just public budgeting for all Oregonians

Participatory
Budgeting

Oregon

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.

Jamal Fox, Participatory Budgeting Oregon Advisor

PB, Explained

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.

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Community
Design

Brainstorm

Project
Development

Community Vote

Fund
Winners

Representatives shape

objectives and develop transparent process rules

The community generates project ideas 

Proposal ideas are formed into feasible projects

The community votes on projects that they want funded

The government/institution funds the winning projects