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VOTING DATES

June 3, 2017 - June 24, 2017: Online Voting for Residents

June 3, 2017: In-Person Voting 
Los Paseos Elementary School
121 Avenida Grande, San Jose, CA 95139 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

June 7, 2017: In-Person Voting 
Santa Teresa Branch Library
290 International Cir, San Jose, CA 95119
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.     

VOTING PROCESS

  • The District 2 Bernal to Bailey Participatory Budgeting will use the Rank and Rearrange (RR) voting process for Round 2.
  • Rank and Rearrange (RR) allows residents to vote on projects with priority. Residents will be able to vote for a total of 5 projects, and rank these projects from 1 to 5. Ranking 1 for their favorite project and 5 for their least favorite, according to their respective priorities. The project(s) that are ranked the highest in community priority will be fully funded, until funds are fully exhausted.
  • Through Rank and Rearrange (RR), the District 2 office will give 5 points for each project that is ranked with a number 1, 4 points for each project ranked with a number 2, 3 points for each project ranked with a number 3, 2 points for a project ranked with a number 4, and 1 point for each project that is ranked with a number 5. The project(s) with the most points will be ranked from highest to lowest, and highly ranked project(s) will be fully funded until the total amount of funds are depleted, in accordance with community priority.
    • As highly ranked projects are chosen by community members and are fully funded, the total amount of funds will start to deplete. The lower ranked project(s) will need to meet a 75% quota of the total amount of funds remaining after the higher ranked projects have been fully funded. This means that in order to be funded, the price of the remaining project(s) must be at least 75% of the total funds available.
    • The Budget Delegate of a lower ranked project will have the opportunity to choose whether they want to move forward with only 75% of the final PB funds available for the implementation of their project or not. The Budget Delegate will have a maximum of 5 business days to make this decision. If the Budget Delegate decides to move forward with the remaining 75% of funds available for the completion of their project, this project will be funded with the remaining funds and the PB process will be completed. If the budget delegate decides NOT to move forward with the remaining available funds for their project, the District 2 office will move on to the next highest ranked project that meets 75% threshold and the respective Budget Delegate is willing to move forward with the remaining available project funds.
    • Clause I: In the case that the total amount of funds remaining after the ranking process is insufficient to fund the lower ranked projects because it does not meet the 75% threshold, the money will be donated equally to the Los Paseos Home and School Club and the Martin Murphy Home and School Club; two charitable organizations within the PB boundaries.
    • Clause II: In the case of a tie between projects where the funds remaining are insufficient to fund both projects, Councilmember Jimenez will decide which of the two project moves forward.  
    • Clause III: If any unforeseen circumstances arise that were not addressed in the Rule Book, Councilmember Jimenez will make the determination on how to proceed.     

EXAMPLES

  • Scenario 1:

    • There are 17 projects and a total of $480,000 for PB Round 2.
    • Project A, worth $100,000, was the highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and $380,000 are left in the total funds.
    • Project B, worth $80,000 was the second highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and now $300,000 is left in the total funds.
    • Project C, worth $200,000, was the third highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and now $100,000 is left in total funds.
    • Project D, worth $100,000, was the fourth highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded, the total amount of funds is depleted, and the PB process is now complete.

  • Scenario 2:

    • There are 17 projects and a total of $480,000 for PB Round 2.
    • Project A, worth $100,000, was the highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and $380,000 are left in the total funds.
    • Project B, worth $280,000 was the second highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and now $100,000 is left in the total funds.
    • Project C, worth $125,000, was the third highest ranked project by the community. This project goes $25,000 over the total amount of funds available for PB, but meets the 75% threshold discussed in the voting process. The Budget Delegate of Project D can decide whether they want to move forward with only 75% of funding available for their project. In this scenario, the Budget Delegate decides to move forward with 75% of funds available for their project. The available funds are then awarded to this project, and the Participatory Budgeting process is finalized.
      • If the Budget Delegate decided not to move forward with 75% of the funds available for their project, the District 2 office will move onto Project D, which was the fourth highest ranked project, until all funds are depleted.
  • Scenario 3:

    • There are 17 projects and a total of $480,000 for PB Round 2.
    • Project A, worth $180,000, was the highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and $300,000 are left in the total funds.
    • Project B, worth $200,000 was the second highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded and now $100,000 is left in the total funds.
    • Project C, worth $99,500, was the third highest ranked project by the community. This project will be fully funded, and now $500 are left in the total fund.
    • There are no other projects that can be fully funded or that meet the 75% threshold. Therefore, $500 will be evenly divided between the two local charities, listed in Clause 1.