GET INVOLVED AND HELP DETERMINE HOW MONEY IS SPENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ST. LOUIS?

Participatory Budgeting is happening in the following wards.

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6th Ward

The 6th Ward initiated St. Louis’ first participatory budgeting process. They are now looking for dedicated 6th Ward residents to help lead the Steering Committee. Click to learn more.

20th Ward

The 20th Ward is beginning their first participatory budgeting process. Click to learn more.

15th Ward

The 15th Ward just finished St. Louis\’ second participatory budgeting process. Click to read about the winning projects.

About

Participatory Budgeting allows residents to vote on things that directly impact their community. Community members have first-hand knowledge of their neighborhoods and therefore should have a say in what projects get implemented throughout their ward.
Your Money, Your Voice!

Participatory Budgeting is a movement that’s quickly spreading throughout the United States. Originally implemented in Brazil over 20 years ago, over 1,000 cities have discovered how participatory budgeting can help their communities. In St. Louis, each ward is allocated a yearly budget for ward improvements. The budget is spent to improve things like sidewalks, streets, lighting, parks, etc. Usually the alderperson decides what projects get funded throughout the ward each year. Through participatory budgeting residents come together to share ideas on how they think the money should be spent, they create projects, then the entire ward gets to vote on which projects get funded for the year. It is a much more inclusive form of democracy. It gives more power back to people and allows the community to take more control of the decisions that affect their neighborhoods.

  • Attend a Neighborhood Assembly

    Brainstorm with others in your community.

  • Join a Delegate Committee

    Delegates take the community's ideas and turn them into proposals.

  • Vote

    Residents in your community decide which projects get funded.

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PIONEERS

Community Members and St. Louis Alderpeople Working Together For The People.
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Michelle Witthaus

Co-Founder
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Zach Chasnoff

Co-Founder
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Cara Spencer

20th Ward Alderman
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Christine Ingrassia

6th Ward Alderwoman
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Megan Ellyia Green

15th Ward Alderwoman

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