Participatory Budgeting Buffalo

PB is a different way to manage public money and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables taxpayers to work with government to make budget decisions that affect their lives.

Buffalo's people are creative, resourceful and care deeply about this place. As organizations dedicated to promoting democracy and justice in our community, we are fighting to bring PB to Buffalo and are committed to engaging our communities in this exciting project!

2016 Participatory Budgeting Projects!

Winning projects for the First Cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Buffalo have been tallied and announced! Over 300 residents came out to 8 different voting locations over the span of 6 days in various locations throughout the Masten District to decide on how to spend $150,000. The winning projects, in order, are:

A PDF of the ballot can be found here: PB Buffalo Ballot