City participatory budgeting takes its first steps

This past September, Vallejo, Ca., began the United States’ first citywide venture in participatory budgeting, allowing residents to directly decide how $3.4 million dollars of public money would be spent. Four years ago, the city declared bankruptcy.

MarinTV does a great job documenting the process.

(HT Alissa Black)


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