- Finance Department
- Participatory Budgeting
The Saratoga Springs Finance Department launched a Participatory Budgeting pilot project in Spring of 2022. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is "a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget". The New York Times calls PB "revolutionary civics in action" — "it deepens democracy, builds stronger communities, and creates a more equitable distribution of public resources" (Source).
NEXT MEETING DATE: Monday April 7, 2023 5:30-6:30 PM in the second floor conference room, City Hall
CYCLE TWO is NOW OPEN! The Committee will be accepting project proposals March 1 - May 1. Workshop and info session dates will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for more information!
Click Here for the Participatory Budgeting Project Proposal Form
Interested in Joining the Committee?
The Committee is actively seeking interested and community-involved Saratoga Springs residents to join for Cycle 2. There is currently no set start date for Cycle 2 (updates to come). Below, you may find the appropriate links for applying to the PB Committee. Please be advised that the Committee is not currently seeking to fill any open seats for Cycle 1; you may not be contacted until Cycle 2 dates have been confirmed.
Click Here to Apply to be a Member of the Participatory Budgeting Committee
Interested in Joining Us for a Committee Meeting?
All Committee meetings are open to the Public and we encourage you to join us! Meetings are traditionally held in the Second Floor Conference Room of City Hall on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, though, the schedule varies from time-to-time. For the most accurate meeting dates, please visit the City Calendar link below.
Click Here for the City Calendar of Events
Still Have Questions? Looking for More Information?
Keep updated on the Participatory Budgeting process and stay-in-the-loop here and our Facebook page (PB Saratoga Springs Facebook Page). Below are some helpful links, including the Saratoga Springs Participatory Budgeting Guidebook.
Click Here for the 2023 Participatory Budgeting Saratoga Springs Guidebook
Other Helpful Links:
PB Original Proposal for Pilot PowerPoint
PB Advocacy Leading Organization
Meet the Committee
Mary Estelle Ryckman
Devin Dal Pos
City of Saratoga Springs Contacts
Commissioner of Finance Minita Sanghvi
Deputy Commissioner Heather Crocker
Executive Assistant to Commissioner of Finance, Samantha Clemmey