Welcome to Saratoga Springs 2023 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 second 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:
By casting your ballot to rank our five projects, you will be deciding how you want to allocate a small portion of the city's 2023 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 2024 consistent with current Saratoga Springs city laws and regulations.
If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Clemmey at email@example.com.
Join us on Tuesday, December 5 at the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting to learn more about the projects and the voting process.
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.