Participatory Budgeting Initiative in Oakland


The Community Democracy Project (CDP) is working to bring participatory budgeting to Oakland, California, through a voter initiative to amend the city charter, which would go on the city ballot for the November 2014 election. The aim is for the creation of neighborhood assemblies that would be given decision-making power over the city’s entire discretionary budget, and it would be the strongest participatory budgeting initiative in a large city in the US, and one of the strongest in the world.

Sonya Rifkin, co-director and co-founder of the Community Democracy Project has been interviewed by Shareble <a href="">here</a>.

To learn more, see also CDP's <a href="">website</a> and their <a href="">Facebook page</a>.