Working for participatory and just public budgeting for all Oregonians
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
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. People exercise real power over real money.
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