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Participatory Budgeting - community funding coming soon to Kilmarnock!

So what is participatory budgeting (PB) I hear you ask??  Well if you run a community project and need some funding to run an event or buy some equipment, this could be for you.  440 more words

Participatory Budgeting in 2017

There will be plenty of opportunities to learn about participatory budgeting in 2017.  Supporters of the 2016 referendum petition are committed to making PB a reality in the 50th Ward, whether  by working directly with the alderman, or succeeding in getting a referendum on the 2018 ballot, or ensuring that PB becomes a campaign issue. 227 more words

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Community Links Fund launch

I am extremely proud to have been elected to represent my community on Leith Links Community Council and I’m even prouder to say that we are a very active Community Council. 124 more words


A "sewer socialism" for Buffalo

I read a fantastic article from Barcelona en Comú, a participatory democracy movement that arose in Barcelona in the wake of the financial crisis, that calls for the creation of “a network of rebel cities to stand up to Trump.” Describing a strategy of engaging in city-level politics to empower working class Catalonians to resist austerity, the article invoked the “sewer socialism” that governed the Rust Belt city of Milwaukee for almost 50 years. 2,837 more words


Results of Participatory Budgeting Vote in 36th Ward

Nearly 1,100 residents of the 36th Ward voted in this year’s participatory budgeting process and approved the following projects for funding:

Repaving roads —  $550,000… 84 more words

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"Count Me In"

I attended yesterday’s advance screening of “Count Me In,” a one-hour documentary about participatory budgeting (PB) that focuses on the PB experience in four Chicago wards; the 5th, 22nd, 27th, and 49th. 377 more words

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