Participatory budgeting - let people decide how money is spent - a route to public luxury

I want to live in a country where we have public luxury. I want us to have the best public services and facilities. The best schools, the best leisure facilities, the best care system. I do not believe this can happen without higher taxes. While we must protect the least well off, polls show that the majority of higher and middle income earners would support higher taxes, IF, they thought the money was spent 'well'. This is where participatory budgeting comes in. It allows people to directly decide how tax money is spent. Reinvigorating democracy and rebuilding trust in the system, while delivering public luxury.