This case was put on by By the People in conjunction with The Center for Deliberative Democracy, where 317 citizens from Michigan state participated in a deliberative poll in November 2009. The three day event was made into a NewsHour program and was broadcasted by PBS throughout Michigan on January 2010.
On June 26th, 2010 AmericaSpeaks held a National Town Meeting in 58 cities around the United States called Our Budget, Our Economy, where 3,500 Americans discussed possible solutions to America’s long term fiscal challenges.
In the second half of 2004, Venice Municipality organized a number of actions to involve citizens in the activities of local government. To this end a pilot Participatory Budgeting (PB) experiment was started in three different districts that are part of the City of Venice: Marghera (the case here examined), Lido and Favaro Veneto.