Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a system of direct democracy where residents suggest and then vote on how City funds are spent within their community. Through Councillor Carroll’s advocacy, the City of Toronto completed a 3 year pilot project of PB in the old Ward 33. Residents’ votes successfully funded 14 capital projects over the 3 years. Before the official City of Toronto pilot project, Councillor Carroll independently ran PB processes for 2 years.
This term, Councillor Carroll is committed to continuing PB in Don Valley North, with a process occurring this year. If you’d like to learn more or get involved in making PB happen, join us on May 23rd from 6:30-8PM in Parkway Forest Community Centre, 55 Forest Manor Rd.