Participatory Budgeting is defined as a citizen engagement process through which community members decide how to allocate a portion of a public budget. Citizens make direct decisions about how government money is spent in their community by identifying and prioritizing public spending projects.
With the municipal budget sessions still weeks away, now is the time to get educated about how your city spends money, and what kind of say you have in the process.
Mayor Daniel Lee invites you to join an information session introducing Culver City residents to the possibilities of participatory budgeting, presented in partnership with the non-profit organization Participatory Budgeting Project.
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a revolutionary democratic process that gives real power over real money to community members. As a process that has spread to over 7,000 cities around the world, Mayor Lee hopes to empower community members to decide how Culver City resources are spent that reflects the urgent needs and priorities of historically marginalized and vulnerable communities on the frontlines of the struggle against homelessness, stagnant wages, and the ongoing pandemic.
The goal of this presentation is to educate residents, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups on how PB works, how each of us can come together to help design and carry out this revolutionary process.
To participate in the Participatory, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcOyqrjgoGdTAi5aG-2GUYCYYEnqXWAYA
Please note – the Zoom link set earlier this week had a flaw; please use the one above.