3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

One shot, two shot, three shot, four shot.

Just days into the new year. Near Columbia and Clark.

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    Now on North Shore. Those 3 new cops better hurry up.

Dec 15

Updated Dec 15

    Is Participatory Budgeting Good For Chicago, Or Just Good PR?
    Rebecca Wei lives in Rogers Park, and like many Chicagoans, she takes the 'L' everywhere. "I pass by the Morse 'L' stop twice a day, every day, and once or twice a year, there's a guy standing there from the alderman's office, who's like, 'Do you want to vote on how to spend a million dollars?'
    https://www.wbez.org
  • Michael Archangel Truth is NOT whatever you can get away with!

    It was very appropriate that "menu money" represents a very, very small percentage of the budget and has constraints on how those dollars are used. Certainly Joe Moore has ridden the public relations benefits of being the first in the US to use Participatory Budgeting (PB), there really is no...

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    It was very appropriate that "menu money" represents a very, very small percentage of the budget and has constraints on how those dollars are used. Certainly Joe Moore has ridden the public relations benefits of being the first in the US to use Participatory Budgeting (PB), there really is no disputing that fact and I do not intend that as a criticism as much as recognizing that when people do something innovative they want recognition.

    I do not think PB is just a public relations ploy. It does serve to educate. as the linked article points out. Citizens get a good understanding of the limitations of the process and how little those dollars actually purchase. It does provide some insights into the larger budget issues a municipality faces.

    I am in agreement with the IG (Mr. Ferguson) that while it would not be practical for citizens to be involved in the minutia of city budgeting, the PB process could be expanded to realize a greater impact.

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