Working for participatory and just public budgeting for all Oregonians

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
OREGON

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. Too long, communities of color have been on the menu. And 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.

BECKY SCURLOCK

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.

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.

COMMUNITY

representatives define

objectives and set rules of engagement for projects

BRAINSTORM

ideas for projects

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Proposal ideas are formed into feasible projects

VOTE

The community votes on projects that they want funded

FUND WINNERS

The government/institution funds the winning projects

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