Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a configuration of the Crowdsource Reporter application that can be used by the general public to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects. This application complements a comprehensive Participatory Budgeting program adopted by local governments to engage community members directly in budget decisions that affect their lives.
Participatory Budgeting is typically deployed by public works agencies or government leaders to enlist feedback from community members. Local Government personnel can configure Crowdsource Manager and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to monitor, verify and assign project ideas to agencies responsible for project proposals. This feedback supports a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a government budget.
To deploy Participatory Budgeting with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific software.
To manually deploy Participatory Budgeting in your organization requires specific software.
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Participatory Budgeting can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization without downloading the solution. When you deploy Participatory Budgeting in your organization, you'll find the following:
|Applications||Participatory Budgeting||An application used by the general public to identify project ideas.|
|Participatory Budgeting Dashboard||An application used by public works and government leaders to monitor project ideas reported by the general public.|
|Participatory Budgeting Manager||An application used by public works or law enforcement agencies to triage project ideas submitted by the general public.|
|Maps||Participatory Budgeting||A map used in the Participatory Budgeting application to identify project ideas.|
|Participatory Budgeting Dashboard||A map used in the Participatory Budgeting Dashboard application to monitor project ideas reported by the general public.|
|Participatory Budgeting Manager||A map used in the Idea Manager application to triage project ideas submitted by the general public.|
|Feature layer||PublicProjectIdeas||A feature layer used to store project ideas submitted by the general public during a participatory budgeting initiative.|
|Groups||Participatory Budgeting||A group used to configure the Participatory Budgeting application and share maps with members of the general public who will be submitting participatory budgeting reports.|
|Participatory Budgeting Manager||A group used to configure the Participatory Budgeting Manager application and share maps with local government personnel who will be triaging participatory budgeting ideas submitted by the general public.|
The Participatory Budgeting solution includes a collection of participatory budgeting applications.
This try it now experience has been configured to help you set up a comprehensive Participatory Budgeting solution for your local government.
Below are the release dates and notes for Participatory Budgeting.