Bristol, England initiated an online participatory budgeting initiative in collaboration with Delib in order to let local stakeholders democratically decide how £15,000 would be allocated, by submitting and rating ideas on the website.
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Problems and Purpose
The city council of Bristol decided to start an e-participatory budgeting project at the website "itsmybristol.com" in order to allow local community members to engage in the democratic process of deciding how funds would be spent.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
This initiative uses participatory budgeting, an increasingly common method of democratic innovation broadly described as "a decision-making process through which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources." There are many benefits associated with participatory budgeting including increased civic and democratic education; increased government transparency; and an increased opportunity for participation by historically marginalized populations .
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Frodsham Participatory Budgeting (Cheshire, UK)
Bristol e-Participatory Budgeting Pilot Working Well
The Bristol Partnership e-Participatory Budgeting pilot
Lead Image: It'smybristol.com Launch https://goo.gl/GLwVyq