Today the White House nodded toward the burgeoning participatory budgeting (PB) movement in the U.S. as it celebrated two leaders for their work in implementing PB locally. Joe Moore, Chicago Alderman (49th Ward), and Brad Lander, New York City Council Member (Brooklyn’s 39th DistrictMORE >
What is it that Chicago aldermen actually do?
Chicago resident Andrea Lee wondered this when she encountered several points of frustration in reaching out to her alderman’s office in order to call attention to residence concerns (i.eMORE >
Every year, aldermen in Chicago receive $1 million (labeled “menu money”) with a designated use for various ward infrastructure projects, such as revamping playgrounds, mending roads and sidewalks, putting in new streetlights, etc. Typically, city leaders make theMORE >