Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a city budget.
The forum will be on Thursday, March 12 at the East Cherry YWCA from 6-8 p.m. It’s located at 2802 East Cherry, just east of MLK. Food and beverages will be provided.
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.
Come find out more, and tell us how participatory budgeting could work in Seattle!
Materials from the January 27 event co-sponsored with the City Neighborhood Council can be found here.