Participatory Budgeting is back!
Cambridge’s fifth PB process is about to begin. This time, we will collect ideas in June and July about how YOU would spend $900,000 on one-time capital projects to improve the community.
We are looking for volunteers to serve on the PB5 Outreach Committee to help ensure that our 2018 PB process engages as many community members as possible. This is a great way to become a community leader, meet new neighbors, and give people a voice in their government. The first Outreach Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6-7:30pm in the Ackerman Room at Cambridge City Hall. Food will be provided at meetings and each volunteer will receive a PB T-shirt. See the schedule and sign up here by May 11!
Winning Project Updates
You can follow the progress of winning PB projects on our website. All 6 projects from the first cycle have been completed! Most recently the Public Works Department installed the Central Square public toilet and it is up and running.
The Portland Loo, Central Square public toilet
Projects from the second cycle and third cycle are moving along as well, including: green bike lanes have been painted in Inman Square and Central Square, the Human Services freezer van has been in use since September 2017, and the Moore Youth Center staff are ready to procure furniture and equipment.
The $867,000 for the winning projects from the fourth cycle will become available on July 1, 2018. We’ll post updates as work on these projects begins.