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Saratoga Springs Participatory Budget logoWelcome to Saratoga Springs 2022 Participatory Budget Voting!  

Saratoga Springs is joining the ranks of cities around the United States in establishing participatory budgeting as a way to enable residents to more directly engage in determining how our money is spent.  This is the first participatory budgeting cycle for our city and we are excited to have the opportunity to enable residents of Saratoga Springs to cast your vote for the projects submitted by city residents and organizations.  

Each project was submitted by a resident or organization working in Saratoga Springs, and evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Do not exceed the annual “up to” amount allocated.
  • Is a one-time expenditure that can be completed with funds from this year's PB process.
  • Can be implemented by the City of Saratoga Springs, legally and on public property.
  • Benefit the public. Projects that only benefit private individuals or groups are not eligible.

By casting your ballot for your top five projects, you will be deciding how you want to allocate $100,000 of the city's 2022 budget.  After your votes have been tallied, the projects will be reviewed and approved by Commissioner Sanghvi and presented to the City Council for final approval and distribution of funds.  Projects will be implemented in 2023 consistent with current Saratoga Springs city laws and regulations.

Voting instructions: 

  • To receive a code to access the ballot, submit your phone number to receive a text code, or request a code. 
  • Voting is limited to Saratoga Springs residents 18 years and older.   You will be asked to validate your residence and age.
  • Select your five favorite projects from the nine listed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Clemmey at

Voting Dates: Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 11

Join us at one of three presentations to learn more about the projects and the voting process:

Monday, December 5, 6pm at Saratoga Springs Library, Dutcher Community Room

Tuesday, December 6 at Saratoga Springs City Council meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 6pm at Saratoga Springs Recreation Center

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process that brings community members directly into the decision making of how to spend a portion of our public budget.  Participatory Budgeting enables the community to bring their ideas for improving our city into reality.