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.
About this process
Welcome! The City Staff Ideas Challenge is an initiative of NYC Speaks, a six-month citywide public engagement and people-driven government transformation effort that is engaging tens of thousands of New Yorkers to inform the priorities and policies of the Eric Adams administration. As an employee of the City of New York, you have unique expertise on how our government can help our communities thrive. We want to hear from you!
NYC Speaks is inviting all City workers to share their ideas for bold actions the Mayor can take to improve the lives of NYC residents across the 10 policy areas included in the citywide survey:
Semi-finalists will be determined by a committee based on the criteria identified on the challenge site, with the potential for winning idea(s) to also get picked up as pilots or new/improved programs. Due to the high volume of responses, we are extending our review period and will follow up with an announcement of semi-finalists shortly. Semi-finalists will be invited to flesh out their proposals further with assistance from the Civic Service Design Studio.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and contribute to this exciting and important initiative! Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.