The Measure U Community Advisory Committee is now collecting ideas that may be funded through the Participatory Budgeting pilot program. Through the pilot program, residents will decide how to spend up to $1 million in Measure U.
Ideas are being accepted until May 22. Submit your idea here.
The pilot program is focused on projects that can benefit neighborhoods in North and South Sacramento. While projects will be focused on these neighborhoods and residents of those neighborhoods will vote to decide which projects to fund, all Sacramento residents can propose a project idea using this form.
Ideas can range from one-time services or programs to infrastructure projects. The Measure U Committee is looking for creative ideas for projects that address community needs, interests, and visions for inclusive, equity-driven City investments.
Get involved by becoming a Proposal Delegate or Community Partner
Following the May 22 idea submission deadline, Proposal Delegates – community members representing North and South Sacramento – will meet to vet and rank project ideas, and then develop the highest scoring project ideas into concrete proposals for participants to vote on. Anyone 14 years or older who lives, works, attends school, or is the guardian of someone who attends school in a focus neighborhood is eligible to serve as a Proposal Delegate. If you are interested in becoming a Proposal Delegate, complete the interest form.
The Measure U Committee is also recruiting community partners to help reach and engage as many Sacramento community members as possible. Specific opportunities include sharing information about the process, hosting an idea collection station where community members can learn more about the process and then fill out a short form to submit their idea, and hosting an idea collection event where community members can come together and discuss their community’s needs and brainstorm project ideas.
Please contact the Committee’s Project Manager, Michael Cusack, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a community partner.
Additional updates and information will continue to be added to the City’s web page at https://www.cityofsacramento.org/pb.