Participatory budgeting is the process of residents of a specific community coming up with proposals and then voting on how a certain set of taxpayer dollars should be spent in their own community. This is a strategy to redefine what public budgeting in a democracy looks like and give Detroit communities the power to decide how our own taxpayer money is spent.
Links and Resources:
Participatory Budgeting Project – http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/
The Participatory Budgeting Project’s mission is to empower people to decide together how to spend public money. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.
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