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



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