Reminder: Deadline today for West End Participatory Budgeting Project (21-Feb-2019)

West End Participatory Budgeting logo 2019Below is an excerpt of a message from the City of Vancouver.

How would you spend $100,000 to improve Vancouver’s West End?

Vancouver’s first participatory budgeting pilot project is officially underway in the West End and the WE Choo$e Impact Team, the community-led steering committee tasked with creating and implementing the participatory budgeting process, is inviting you to get involved!

Participatory budgeting is used in cities around the world to involve community members in government spending decisions that impact or benefit them. Winning projects from participatory budgeting in other cities include: resource kits for the homeless, new street trees, books for kids, programming for community events and festivals, and many others. Winning projects are adopted through a community vote and implemented with the support of government.

The City of Vancouver launched this participatory budgeting pilot to distribute additional revenue collected through West End permit parking fees, as part of the follow-up to the West End Parking Strategy implemented in 2017.

Have your say and help improve your community! Click the button below to let us know how you would spend $100,000 to improve Vancouver’s West End. We are collecting ideas from January 18 through February 21, 2019.



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