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January 2023 - Demystifying City Spending through Participatory Budgeting

Bay-Area based SPUR ( event featuring Participatory Budgeting Project's Co-Director Shari Davis and PB Oregon's Education & Program Director Amanda Hudson

March 2022 Democracy Beyond Elections - Participatory Policy-Making Learning Exchange

January 2022 Update from Boston 

Armani White of the Center for Economic Democracy (CED) shares an update on Boston's November 2021 win putting a PB mandate in the Boston City Charter.

Participatory Budgeting & Charter Reform

Advancing Participatory Budgeting in Boston Charter Reform:

What Can We Learn?

With Guests Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Armani White of the Center for Economic Democracy (CED).


5-6:30pm Pacific Time, Wednesday October 13, 2021

(Our guests attend from 5-6pm with additional discussion until 6:30pm)


Moderated by Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales

Hosted by Participatory Budgeting Oregon, Portland Metro People’s Coalition and East County Rising Community Projects

Another World is Possible Webinar: Exploring Participatory Budgeting 

Wednesday September 9, 2020  2-3:30pm

Cost: Free but suggested $10 donation to PB Oregon

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Amidst calls to defund the police and end systemic racism in government, communities across the United States are demanding the reimagining of public safety and investment in solutions that create just and equitable systems. At the forefront of this movement are communities who are adopting processes to not just redistribute public resources, but also decision-making power. Increasingly, communities across the United States are advocating for participatory budgeting (PB)- a deliberative democratic process wherein communities propose, design and vote on publicly funded projects- as one solution.


Since 2010, grassroots movements have brought PB to large and small municipalities in the US including Boston, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle and Oakland--but, what is the status of bringing PB to Oregon and the Portland-Metro region? 

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Bringing Participatory Budgeting to the Portland-Region

April 14th, 2018 9:00 AM through  3:30 PM

Hosted by Healthy Democracy, The Rosewood Initiative, and Participatory Budgeting Oregon 

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Participatory budgeting is one of the fastest-growing municipal democratic reforms in the world. In North America is has now spread to major cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, Oakland, and Seattle. Participatory budgeting has also successfully emerged as a new way of governing in smaller towns and cities, from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Vallejo, California.

But what is Participatory Budgeting (PB), how does it work, and how is it different from other forms of governing? What are the potential benefits for increasing government accountability, making participation more meaningful and equitable, and building trust and community? What can we learn from other cities as we experiment with PB in the Portland metro region?


Join us 9am–3:30pm, April 14th, 2018 for "Bringing Participatory Budgeting to the Portland Region," a one-day community forum to explore these questions. We will learn from PB innovators with experience in Seattle, Oakland, and Boston and discuss the possibilities for our communities. This event is co-hosted by Healthy Democracy and the Rosewood Initiative and will occur at the Rosewood Initiative (SE 162nd & Stark). Funding for the event is provided by the City of Portland, the City of Gresham, the Oregon Community Foundation, and Metro.

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