FoxNews highlights a project the Davenport Institute is consulting on with the City of Vallejo (also one of our 2012 Public Engagement Grantees):
Under a pilot program, Vallejo is using what is known as “participatory budgeting” to figure out where to spend a $3.2 million portion of Measure B, a city tax initiative approved last year. At public assemblies throughout the next few weeks, involved residents are brainstorming ideas — from youth centers to after school programs, from new playgrounds to music festivals. Any civic project or service will be considered, so long as it fits the financial constraints, and benefits the community.
You can read more and watch the report here.