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Webinar Rewind-February: Participatory budgeting and the Balancing Act

When a government decides a tax rate increase is in order, it will often “take it to the people”. Indeed, any jurisdictions are required to do that, by law. 340 more words


Voting Time for Participatory Budgeting

Voting has kicked off for our district’s participatory budgeting — a chance for community members to directly decide how to spend a $1 million chunk of the public budget. 108 more words


Blog #81d – Inequality: A Radical Response

Blog #81d – Inequality: A Radical Response

A Radical response, in a traditional fully socialist view, would approach inequality in a quite different way. It would define unjust inequality not in terms of the quantitative mal-distribution of the wealth of society but in terms of the source of that mal-distribution, economically in the exploitation of labor by capital (which includes the maintenance of unemployment to create a “reserve army of the poor” at the bottom to buttress the power of employers), and politically in the oppression of the ruled by the rulers.  1,056 more words


New report for Participatory Budgeting practitioners, activists and policy makers in Scotland and beyond

An exciting collaboration has been established between the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and What Works Scotland (WWS) to support the strategic and operational delivery of Participatory Budgeting within Scotland and beyond. 99 more words


Small tasks and asks which invite collaboration

We had great conversation at last month’s Knowledge Cafe. Five of us shared our knowledge and experience of a wide range of tools and tactics which we use to invite and enable collaboration. 473 more words


A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council

Rory Lancman knows that when a story runs about participatory budgeting in the City Council, people like him are usually not portrayed in a flattering light. 1,734 more words

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Case Study : Guimarães grasps participatory budgeting

In 2015, Guimarães made sure citizens’ confidence in the participatory budgeting process remained intact and even reinforced. After some bumps in voting during the 2014 edition, citizen’s joined in a positive way to the new municipality orientation towards environmental sustainability, volunteering and solidarity. 712 more words

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