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December 13, 2016, 3:22 pm

Victoria Initiates Participatory Budgeting Project

City of Victoria
VICTORIA - The City of Victoria is starting a participatory budgeting process, where the community designs the decision-making process and chooses how the funds are spent.   The City implements what the community decides they want for the community.

The launch event will take place on January 12, 5 - 8pm, in the Foyer of the Atrium Building at 800 Yates Street.  Anyone from Victoria is invited to participate.  It’s important there is participation and views from across the city.

The launch event will be facilitated by the Participatorybudgetingproject.org, a non-profit agency based out of New York City that grew out of a 2005 social forum in Porte Alegre, Brazil. They have supported participatory processes that have allocated over $200 million dollars across Canada and the US. 

Projects or investments, cannot cancel or delay projects already planned or underway, and the municipality will require that construction or commencement of the participatory project(s) occur within 12 months of the funding decision.

For more information about participatory budgeting in Victoria, click here.
 
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