Participatory Democracy


A PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

This is a democracy that allows people to define their needs and actively develop the solution that meet those needs. We work to re-imagine the notion of democracy in New York and beyond by developing new ways for people to directly shape the direction their community takes.

Want your wish granted? Then, participate.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of AM-NY

November 10, 2015

In the bureaucracy that is NYC government, individual residents and their wish lists often get lost.

Now, those wishes can be granted. Would you want a playground or new technology at your child's school? Are you interested in a dog run in the park, a fixed roof for the library, or upgrades to a senior center? What about better street lighting, sidewalks, or wheelchair ramps?

Participatory Budgeting Grows in NYC - Why Isn’t Every Council Member Doing It?

Participatory Budgeting Grows in NYC - Why Isn’t Every Council Member Doing It?

by Colin O'Connor, Oct 23, 2015

In four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind in North America.

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