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Concept allows Hartford community to propose, vote on city projects

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The Hartford mayor and city council have allocated $1.25 million for community projects in the city, which will be decided by the members of the community.

On Tuesday evening there will be a meeting about Participatory Budgeting, which is a concept that allows the community to propose and develop project ideas and then vote on them.

Participatory Budgeting is a partnership of Hartford 2000, the Hartford Public Library, the city, MetroHartford Alliance, and Leadership Greater Hartford.

Officials said the concept was first used in Brazil in 1989 and is now used throughout South America and Europe.

Over the course of the last five years, the concept has been used in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Cambridge.

The meeting will be held at the library at 60 Main St., at 5:30 p.m.

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