What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In other words, the people who pay taxes (all of us) decide how tax dollars get spent. The process involves:

  • Development of project proposals
  • Selection of winning projects through voting

For 2017-2018, District 10 has $250,000 available for Participatory Budgeting Projects

This Year

 

STEP 1 - Complete a Project Proposal Application by December 23, 2017

Residents of District 10 are invited to submit a project idea here. We encourage you to work together with other residents to submit ideas as a group.

 

Community members and residents have been meeting and brainstorming about project ideas. Check them out here for inspiration and potential collaboration!

 

STEP 2 – Voting

Between March 17 – April 1, 2018 voting (online and in-person) will be held for ALL residents of District 10 to decide which projects on the Participatory Budgeting ballot will receive funding.

Who can submit a Proposal?

You must be a resident of District 10 to submit a proposal, and the project must directly benefit District 10.

To find out if you live in District 10, go to

http://www.sfelections.org/tools/districts_lookup/

 

Video courtesy of Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)

Last Year

 

In past years, San Francisco Supervisorial Districts 3, 7, and 10 have engaged participatory budgeting processes. Projects range in cost from $5,000 to $25,000 and provide support to a range of projects and services in San Francisco. Click here to check out the District 10