Want more information related to Participatory Budgeting and PB Durham? 

Use the following links to access information about City Wards, the City of Durham budget process, and more. Many of these resources are continually updated with each PB Cycle, so feel free to reach out to our office with any questions.

PB is a process that is happening all across the world, from its beginnings in Porto Alegre, Brazil to its adoption in cities such as Chicago, Greensboro, NYC, Boston, Vallejo, and others. For more information on these processes, check out The Participatory Budgeting Project, an organization working with communities across the U.S. and Canada to promote PB. Additionally, People Powered has resources that shed light on PB and reveal its potential to govern a better, more equitable world. By sharing resources, we hope to build a greater understanding of PB and build best practices for cities across the world.

PB Handbook This handbook contains the information necessary to understand and engage with Durham Participatory Budgeting. It was designed by the Steering Committee with input from City of Durham staff and City Council, with the assistance of the technical assistance provider, Our City Our Voice. Changes to the handbook can be made by a vote of the Steering Committee.
City Council Ward Map Find your ward to be able to attend meetings and vote on your ward's ideas!
City of Durham NIS Community Engagement Discover more ways to engage with the City of Durham
City of Durham Website Find out more about the City of Durham operations
PB Durham Cycle 1 Evaluation The PB Durham Cycle 1 evaluation was conducted by the North Carolina Central University Master of Public Administration Department and provides key recommendations for the improvement of idea collection, proposal development, voting and future evaluation
Cost Estimate Guidelines  The cost estimate guidelines are an internal document that guides City staff on the process of cost estimating participatory budgeting projects for Cycle 1 PB Durham
Internal Staff Vetting Guidelines The internal vetting guidelines are an internal document that guides City staff on the process of vetting participatory budgeting projects and assigning a staff score for project feasibility for Cycle 1 PB Durham
Project Evaluation Matrix
The project evaluation matrix is the document budget delegates used to assess project equity and impact and assign a score based upon the evaluative criteria established by the PB Steering Committee.