Participatory Budgeting

28 10, 2015

Cataloguing the Arguments Pro and Con Participatory Budgeting

By | October 28th, 2015|Participatory Budgeting, Research|0 Comments

Last November, I started a list to help keep track of the ever-evolving debate around participatory budgeting and its promise and merits, particularly in the United States: Participatory Budgeting: Arguments Pro and Con The goal is to compile a comprehensive list of arguments pro and con Participatory Budgeting (PB). The term participatory budgeting here refers to [...]

27 10, 2015

Public Participation in the Third U.S. Open Government National Action Plan

By | October 27th, 2015|Open Government, Participatory Budgeting, Public Participation|0 Comments

Today, the United States released their third Open Government National Action Plan (see also our previous posts here and here). Once again, the plan includes a number of items related to public participation, one of the three open government pillars contained in the original memorandum and directive back in 2009: U.S. Public Participation Playbook (page [...]

3 06, 2015

San José, CA on Track to Launching Participatory Budgeting Pilot

By | June 3rd, 2015|Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

Newly-elected Mayor Sam Liccardo of San José, CA continues to advocate for the introduction of a participatory budgeting program for the city. A quick look back: Here's a May 23, 2013 article in the Mercury News that outlines then-Councilmember Liccardo's original proposal: The idea is to provide $100,000 for each of the 10 council districts to [...]

5 08, 2014

Financial Platform Stellar to Apply Participatory Budgeting Concepts

By | August 5th, 2014|Participatory Budgeting, Radar|0 Comments

The Stellar Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization launched publicly this past week, is developing a new financial platform based on Stellar, their decentralized protocol for sending and receiving money in any pair of currencies. To learn more about the concept, check out their inaugural blog post. Their website contains this interesting tidbit (emphasis mine): Stellar [...]

24 07, 2014

Participatory Budgeting: Updated North America Participation Metrics 2013/2014

By | July 24th, 2014|Participatory Budgeting|4 Comments

Update 2014/07/25: The voting period for PB Vallejo is actually September 27 through October 6, 2014. Thanks for the correction, John De La Torre. Update 2014/10/07: Turn-out info for PB Valley, 2013/2014 cycle was released today and has been added. Last May, we released a collaborative spreadsheet on participatory budgeting participation metrics in North America. It has [...]

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