What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. PB gives communities real power over real money.
PB started in Porto Alegre, Brazil as an anti-poverty measure, and has since spread to over 7,000 cities around the world. PB has been used to spend state, county, and city budgets, as well as those of schools, housing authorities, and other public institutions.
The People's Bus is a community-led, intergenerational initiative that will be transforming a retired NYC prisoner transport vehicle into a beautiful mobile community center.
This is a hotspot, multilingual library, voter registration and election information vehicle, a performance space, and more. The People's Bus aims to meet New Yorkers where they are - literally and figuratively, provide them with resources and education, and restore and build trust in our democracy.