We use three criteria to determine which projects should be on the voting ballot: equity, feasibility, and impact.

Many projects that do not make it to the ballot are too expensive, do not impact marginalized or disenfranchised groups, or may have a limited impact compared to other projects. Others are not selected because they are already on schedule to be completed by the City of Durham.  Nonetheless, idea submissions still inform much of the work of other city departments. If a lot of people are requesting sidewalks to be fixed in a certain neighborhood, we take that into consideration in future plans!

We track every idea that has been submitted. 

For Cycle I (2018) you can view your idea on our digital portal.

For Cycle III (2023) we will be publishing more information in Spring 2024.