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Participatory Budgeting Forum to Explore Public Selection of City Budget Dollars

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/26/2015

Participatory Budgeting Forum to Explore Public Selection of City Budget Dollars

SEATTLECouncilmember Nick Licata and the City Neighborhood Council will host a forum regarding Participatory Budgeting on Tuesday, January 27 and explore how such a program would function in Seattle. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a city budget.  Seattle would join Chicago, New York, Boston and San Francisco, which use Participatory Budgeting at the district level.

The event is hosted by Councilmember Nick Licata, chair of the Finance and Culture Committee, and the Council’s Budget Committee.  A representative from the Participatory Budgeting Project will review how Participatory Budgeting has performed in other U.S. cities, Europe and South America.

Food and beverages will be provided.  More information about the event is available online.

WHAT:  
Participatory Budgeting Forum

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 27
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor
600 4th Ave., Seattle 98104

WHO:
Councilmember Nick Licata, Chair of Budget Committee
City Neighborhood Council
Public

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