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City Budget Participatory Budget Information Sessions

posted Aug 26, 2014, 2:00 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb

PB NOLA (People's Budget New Orleans) and is based on similar community groups around the country who encourage their cities to enact a public policy called Participatory Budgeting, a form of direct democracy that let's residents vote on a small portion of their city's budget. 

 

Several activities have been planned to make people more aware of how the city's budget works, and to help residents learn to advocate for better improvements in their neighborhoods. (You KNOW all New Orleanians have at least one pot hole they want to see filled!)

 

Information Sessions:

 

August 28

5-6:30 p.m.

Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Dr.

 

September 4

6-7:30 p.m.

VAYLA-NO

13235 Chef Menteur Highway, Ste. A

 

September 10

6-7:30 p.m.

ReFresh Project

300 N. Broad St.

 

These smaller, regional information sessions will give residents basic information on city budgeting, focus on how we think we can help improve resident engagement in the process and prepare residents for the People's Budget Summit in October.

 

The People's Budget Summit

October 8

6-8 p.m.

Tulane City Center

1725 Baronne St.

 

PB NOLA is partnering with several local interest groups to talk about innovative city spending ideas and how to best advocate for change in your neighborhood. They'll also be hosting an interactive budgeting simulation in which residents can give input about their spending priorities. PB NOLA will be using the data collected from the budget activity to create a report on resident attitudes towards the city budget and spending to be presented to the administration and City Council-- our very own, first-ever People's Budget.

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