The Saratoga Springs Finance Department launched a Participatory Budgeting pilot project in Spring of 2022. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is "a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget". The New York Times calls PB "revolutionary civics in action" — "it deepens democracy, builds stronger communities, and creates a more equitable distribution of public resources" (Source).
NEXT MEETING DATE: Monday September 11, 2023 5:30-6:30 PM in the third floor Music Hall, City Hall(enter through ramp door, take elevator to third floor)
CYCLE TWO is now CLOSED. Thank you to all of our project submitters! The Committee will begin review of proposed projects over the coming months, with a ballot expected in Fall of 2023.