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Participatory Budgeting Ideas Submitted by Community Members

This dataset contains all of the ideas (projects) proposed by community members about how they think the City should spend a given year’s Participatory Budgeting funds. Each summer, community members submit ideas. Each fall, volunteer Budget Delegates research the ideas, evaluating each one based on feasibility, need, and impact. The Delegates ultimately develop about 20 final projects for the public to vote on in December of each year.

To learn more, please visit http://pb.cambridgema.gov/

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
LatitudelatitudelatitudeNumber
LongitudelongitudelongitudeNumber
Project Descriptionproject_descriptionproject_descriptionTextDescription of how the idea submitter believes PB funds should be spent
Project Titleproject_titleproject_titleTextName of the PB idea as suggested by the person who submitted it
LocationlocationlocationTextThe location where the proposed project would take place. "Citywide" projects have been geocoded to City Hall.
Project Statusproject_statusproject_statusTextSummary of whether this idea made it to the ballot, or if it didn’t, summary of why the project was not eligible or otherwise did not move forward to the ballot. The information in this column comes from research and notes from volunteer Budget Delegates as well as guidance from City staff.
Idea Submitteridea_submitteridea_submitterTextPerson who submitted the idea
Idea #ideaideaTextProject code assigned by the Budget Office to keep track of the individual ideas
CommitteecommitteecommitteeTextThe delegate committee assigned to assess each project based on its topic.
PB Cyclepb_cyclepb_cycleTextThe City facilitates one PB cycle per year
 
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