| The City of Vallejo is preparing for the second cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB), an innovative process that puts budgeting power directly into the hands of Vallejo residents. The PB process allows community members to decide how to spend an allocation of the budget, which is then presented to the City Council for consideration.
This year, the City Council has allocated $2.4 million toward projects during this second cycle. This community-led process is funded by Measure B, the 10-year, one-percent sales tax approved by voters in 2011. Vallejo residents are encouraged to attend Budget Assemblies in February and March to share their ideas on how to create a better Vallejo for all.
In 2012, the City of Vallejo became the first local government agency in the United States to launch the PB process city-wide. The democratic process gave Vallejo residents and stakeholders the opportunity to decide how to spend their tax dollars to better their city and community.
Last year, nearly 4,000 residents and stakeholders proposed and approved 12 projects, including pothole and street repairs, funding for community gardens, scholarships for high school students and “Light Up Vallejo!,” a program that has now lit up trees in the downtown area on Georgia Street and will place new light poles in the more dimly and higher traffic areas in Vallejo...more
2014 Budget Assemblies