1. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.
    The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that works with governments and organizations to develop participatory budgeting processes. Our mission is to empower people to decide together how to spend public money. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.
    Find out more at participatorybudgeting.org.

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  2. In 2012, Vallejo, California became the first city in the U.S. to approve participatory budgeting (PB) citywide. Over the course of the budget year, more than 4000 residents and stakeholders helped decide how to spend over $3 million in tax revenue. This short video, produced by Jake Nicol, recaps Vallejo's first year of PB.

    For more information about PB in Vallejo, visit http://www.pbvallejo.org.

    For more on the nationwide movement for PB, visit the website of The Participatory Budgeting Project at http://www.participatorybudgeting.org.

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  3. The City of Vallejo wants to know, How Would YOU Spend $3 Million to Improve Vallejo? Produced by Jake Nicol, Director of Operations, Community Media Center of Marin this short video promotes the PB Vallejo Budget Assemblies going on now! For the full list of dates visit: http://www.pbvallejo.org!

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  4. The City of Vallejo wants to know: How Would YOU Spend $3 Million to Improve Vallejo?

    Produced by Jake Nicol, Director of Operations, Community Media Center of Marin this short video promotes the Participatory Budgeting Vallejo Expos on April 17, 20 & 22, where the community will learn about the projects on the ballot and give feedback on them before the Public Vote in May.

    For more information about PB, the Expos and Voting, visit http://WWW.PBVALLEJO.ORG.

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  5. An in-depth look at the participatory budgeting process kicking off in Vallejo, California. Vallejo is the first city in the United States to implement participatory budgeting (PB) on a citywide scale, allowing residents to directly decide how public money is spent. Thanks to a one-percent sales tax increase approved by voters, Vallejo has a $3.4 million dollar pot of money for PB. In September 2012 community leaders in Vallejo met to decide how the process would be shaped.

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Participatory Budgeting Vallejo enables ordinary residents to help decide how to spend a portion of the city budget. In May 2012, Vallejo concluded the first citywide PB process in the U.S. with a public vote, in which nearly 4,000 residents voted on…


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Participatory Budgeting Vallejo enables ordinary residents to help decide how to spend a portion of the city budget. In May 2012, Vallejo concluded the first citywide PB process in the U.S. with a public vote, in which nearly 4,000 residents voted on 33 projects to improve the city. Visit pbvallejo.org/ for more info.

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