How Will You Spend $10,000 in the Niagara District?

Join us in the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Niagara District process!

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. Interested? Watch these videos to learn how the process works. 

Last year, we ran a pilot program in Buffalo’s Masten District. Over 300 residents came out to 8 different voting locations over the span of 6 days in various locations throughout the district to decide on how to spend a portion of the city’s budget directly on projects in their community. The winning projects included a farmer’s market, community kitchen upgrades and a healthy cooking campaign, new smart board and computer classes for seniors, lighting on local streets near MLK Park, a bus shelter, garbage cages, and a new bus shelter.

This year, our organization is partnering with Common Councilman David Rivera’s office to run a similar pilot project in the Niagara District. Last month, nearly a dozen community projects were generated by residents in the district. These projects will go up for a community wide vote the week of June 25th through July 1st. To learn more, go to

All Niagara District residents and Students age 14+ can Vote! Voters must bring proof of district residency (a utility bill, photo id, student id etc) to vote.

Want to help get people to the PB Polls? Join one of our phone banking nights by calling Brian at 852-3813

Phone Banking Nights at 52 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY

Wednesday the 14th –  from 4:30-6pm
Monday the 19th from 4:40-6pm
Wednesday the 21st from 4:30-6pm
Download a PB Niagara District Voting Locations Flyer and spread the word!


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