Have you heard about PBGR? It's Grand Rapids' big experiment in giving citizens direct control over the way money is spent. On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 12-6pm, ArtRat Gallery (46 Division Ave. S.) will host the city's first big voting event/party!
Participatory Budgeting GR "is a democratic process that helps give real people real power over public money. Because of the American Rescue Plan Act, Grand Rapids has access to $2 million dollars in public funding.
"Community members pitched ideas to be funded — now it's time to vote to decide where these dollars will go!"
ArtRat is honored to represent downtown as the first in a series of events that run Oct. 1 to 5 across all three wards. We'll have DJs, live music, free food and other delights ... And you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you had a say in where our share of that money will go.
Stay tuned for more details about PBGR's Saturday plans at ArtRat!