We track every idea that has been submitted using our digital portal.
However, PB only has a limited amount of funds to spend, so we have to cut down the number of projects with the help of our volunteer budget delegates.
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 are too expensive, do not impact marginalized or disenfranchised groups, and 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!
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