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Participatory Budgeting Forum, January 27

Participatory-Budgeting-Flyer-emailParticipatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a city budget.

The City Neighborhood Council and I will co-host a forum on Tuesday, January 27 about how participatory budgeting has worked in other cities, and discuss how it could work here in Seattle. It’s scheduled from 6-8 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room in City Hall.

Participatory budgeting is a flexible tool that’s worked in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. It can be used for budgets at a district level, citywide or for specific groups; Boston let city youth as young as age 12 decide how to spend $1 million in city funds.

We’ll have a speaker from the Participatory Budgeting Project tell us it’s worked in other cities in the US, Europe, and South America.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Come find out more, and tell us how participatory budgeting could work in Seattle!

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