We have completed six Neighborhood Assemblies for Participatory Budgeting and gathered well over 100 ideas on how to spend $1 million to improve the 49th Ward.
Now we turn to about 50 volunteer Community Representatives to research those ideas throughout the summer and compile them into a list of final proposals for voter consideration.
The Community Reps will bring them to the community in August at Project Expos to comment on the proposals and suggest changes.
Finally, voting starts Sept. 8 and will take place across the ward, culminating in the final voting day on Sept. 22 at Chicago Math and Science Academy.
View this presentation explaining Participatory Budgeting.
This flier gives a one-page synopsis of PB.
This short film from the folks at the Participatory Budgeting Project also gives a PB primer.
Finally, this film by Rogers Park filmmaker Inez Sommer chronicling the first year of Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward.