November 2, 2016
Momentum behind Participatory Budgeting (PB) continues to build. Ever since it was left out of the Community Empowerment Act, successive Ministers – first Derek Mackay, then Marco Biagi and now Kevin Stewart have all championed it like there was no tomorrow. However, at last month’s PB conference the Deputy Mayor of Paris put Scotland’s early progress somewhat into perspective – 5% of her city’s budget is decided by its citizens. She describes PB as the bridge reconnecting democracy to disaffected voters. Here’s the list of who got what from this year’s Community Choices (PB) Fund.