Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting Buffalo

PB is a different way to manage public money and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables taxpayers to work with government to make budget decisions that affect their lives.

Buffalo’s people are creative, resourceful and care deeply about this place. As organizations dedicated to promoting democracy and justice in our community, we are fighting to bring PB to Buffalo and are committed to engaging our communities in this exciting project!

Here are your results of the first ever Participatory Budgeting Process in Buffalo!


The vote is now in the hands of Masten District residents who will directly decide how $150,000 is spent in the district!

Join PB Buffalo Steering Committee members, Budget Delegates, Councilmember Wingo, Council President Pridgen, Councilmember Rivera and many more as we kickoff voting at the Delavan Grider Community Center on Monday, March 21st from 5:00-8:00pm! Budget Delegates will share information on the projects up for election on the PB Buffalo Ballot, as well as share more information about what PB is.

If you’re a resident of the Masten District or a student enrolled in the Masten District age 14+, bring proof of residency (examples include a utility bill, photo ID with your address, or a student ID) and get ready to vote! If you’re a resident of the City of Buffalo, join us to learn more about how you can advocate for PB in your Council District next year!

Additional voting sites will be available at various locations throughout the Masten District the week of March 22nd– 26th. For an updated list of voting locations and more information about PB Buffalo, visit Expo Voting Sites, tweet at @PB_Buffalo, check the Facebook event and/or call Natasha at (716) 852-3813