Participatory Budgeting

The lucky residents of the 49th Ward will begin voting this Saturday on how to spend the ward’s $1.3M in menu money. Here’s the sample ballot for this year’s choices:

PB49_Sample_Ballot_2015

I’d like to see participatory budgeting in the 50th Ward. Maybe pressure from residents can achieve in our ward what the alderman has so far resisted: input from residents into both menu money spending and community development decisions.

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