29th Ward's Participatory Budgeting Process
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989, and there are now over 1,500 participatory budgets around the world, mostly at the municipal level. The first PB process in the US was launched here in Chicago in 2009 by former 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore. PB is a best practice of democratic governance by the United Nations. Alderman Taliaferro joins eight other Chicago Aldermen, who do PB in their own wards.
Contact Info: Byron Watson, Budget Director