Porto Alegre residents return to participatory budgeting
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Over the last two decades, the city has gained worldwide recognition for the innovative process, which allows city residents to decide on a chunk of the city budget. This year’s round of budgeting began over the last month with two dozen regional assemblies, but while participation has been high, many residents say the process is in trouble. Mike Fox has more from Porto Alegre.