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Participatory Budgeting Initiative A “Gateway” to Civic Participation

by Marcus Harrison Green

True believers in the principle of the actual public controlling the “public purse” can delight. Last Saturday began online voting for Your Voice, Your Choice, the city of Seattle’s participatory budgeting initiative.

Now in its second year, the initiative – originally conceived under the banner of Youth Voice, Youth Choice with a focus on engaging youth around civic participation – lets Seattleites as young as 11 democratically allot a portion of the City’s budget for neighborhood beautification and street improvement projects. Continue reading Participatory Budgeting Initiative A “Gateway” to Civic Participation