Other cities in North America, such as New York and Chicago, are moving towards mechanisms for residents to determine how money is spent in their neighbourhood. The City should set aside money in its capital budget for neighbourhood infrastructure to pilot a participatory budgeting program in select neighbourhoods. This could be a great way to engage people who do not normally get involved in city initiatives. Winning projects could be used for local priorities like park enhancements, new playground equipment, amenities for seniors, street upgrades or new green space.
- Engaged City Tasked Force Quick Start Idea #2