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Buffalo Commons Workshop: Taking Control of Public Dollars

Presenter(s): Kathryn Franco, Kristania De Leon, Harper Bishop
Date: September 16, 2020, 12-1:30 pm
Buffalo Commons Workshop: Taking Control of Public Dollars

This event has already taken place. You may access links to accompanying resources below.

Recording: YouTube Video

Presentation: Kristania De Leon's slides

Presentation: Harper Bishop's slides

Website: Participatory Budgeting Project

Website: PB Buffalo

Website: Buffalo-Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition

White Paper: PB as a High Road Policy solution in Buffalo 


Learn how to put participatory budgeting into practice. The budget process in Buffalo is traditionally opaque. Participatory budgeting offers a democratic alternative to strengthen community decision making in governance.

Joined by representatives of the national Participatory Budgeting Project and Participatory Budgeting Buffalo, this workshop will explore:

What is participatory budgeting (PB)?
Who has decision making power in PB?
What does PB look like in practice?
How would PB be enacted in the Buffalo context?
Hear about this method of budgeting that centers community priorities and next steps for making this a reality.