City of San José participatory budgeting programs:
We need volunteers to help facilitate online and in-person. Interested? Sign up here!
- District 3 Participatory Budgeting (#d3decides): Nov. 2015 to Apr. 2016
This project will emphasize citizen input, soliciting ideas from residents using an open-source mapping application for crowdsourced info-gathering, “Shareabouts“, shaping these ideas into projects, and then using Decision Engine to allow residents to directly prioritize how the city will spend $100K.
- Citywide Budget Engagement: Feb. 20, 2016 and the week of Feb 22, 2016
This project will enable San Jose residents to collaboratively prioritize how the city should invest the portion of its budget devoted to programs and services that affect San José’s neighborhoods. This is a “zero-based” budgeting opportunity in which the budget allocation from the prior fiscal year will stay the same, but the set of programs and services will change based on resident feedback. We’re targeting a whopping 1,000 people for three in-person sessions on Feb. 20, 2016 and an incredible 50,000 people to participate online the week of Feb 22, 2016.
Blog Post #3: Are Participatory Budgeting Games the Perfect Game?