The White House declared that it will promote Participatory Budgeting as a best practice in open governance as a part of its Open Governance National Action Plan!
Here’s what they’ve got to say:
“The United States will promote community-led participatory budgeting as a tool for enabling citizens to play a role in identifying, discussing, and prioritizing certain local public spending projects, and for giving citizens a voice in how taxpayer dollars are spent in their communities. This commitment will include steps by the U.S. Government to help raise awareness of the fact that participatory budgeting may be used for certain eligible Federal community development grant programs.”
It’s time for New Orleans to be a leader in the fight for transparency!