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Participatory Budgeting case study: Vallejo, CA

This case study by ParticipediaParticipatory Budgeting- Vallejo (CA), published June 2015, gives a brief overview of the participatory budgeting (PB) process in Vallejo from 2012 to present. The case study reviews: the history in Vallejo behind why PB was implemented, information about who participated, influences, objectives and lessons learned.

From the Abstract

Vallejo was the first city in the United States to implement city wide Participatory Budgeting Practice, as thousands are participating to make calls and to brainstorm ideas that would affect them and they are working with Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) to help increase the living standards of the residents to the better by representing the people and giving them better services and to give training workshops, also to allocate millions of dollars the tax payers money to something the locals would choose on where to use it at, it is making the people make their decision on how to spend the money, the people had formed 12 projects which affects their civic life and making constant meetings for residents to gather and make decisions

Learn more about PB in Vallejo from the Participatory Budgeting Project: www.participatorybudgeting.org/vallejo/

About the Participatory Budgeting Project
PBP-logoThe Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that helps communities decide how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada. Their mission is to empower community members to make informed, democratic, and fair decisions about public spending and revenue.

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About Participedia
ParticipediaParticipedia harnesses the power of collaboration to respond to a recent global phenomenon: the rapid development of experiments in new forms of participatory politics and governance around the world. Participedia responds to these developments by providing a low-cost, easy way for hundreds of researchers and practitioners from across the globe to catalogue and compare the performance of participatory political processes.

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Resource Link: http://participedia.net/en/cases/participatory-budgeting-vallejo-ca-us

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