Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the public budget, also known as the “menu”. “Menu money” is ward-specific money that aldermen allocate to specific needs across the ward. Alderman Nugent has set $500,000 aside every year for Participatory Budgeting. Check out the funded projects from cycles one, two, and three under each cycle’s page.
PB in the 39th Ward is a three-step process:
Our office has partnered with PB Chicago to develop a new online forum to collect ideas, share information, and vote.
The last two cycles of PB have been a great success and we are excited for another great year.