Participatory budgeting is back, and for the third year in a row, Council Member Brad Lander is asking how District 39 should spend one million dollars.
Does your school need repairs? Know how we can improve the safety of pedestrians? There are several ways to bring your ideas to the project. Neighborhood assemblies will be held in October, the closet to South Slope taking place at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 10, at the Old First Reformed Church (729 Carroll Street at 7th Avenue). If you’d like to attend, RSVP here.
In an effort to broaden community involvement, additional meetings will be scheduled that are specifically geared toward teens, seniors and those whose primary language is not English.
If your idea is so hot that you’ve got to get it on the table now, Council Member Lander invites neighbors to email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the council member’s office at (718) 499-1090.
Over the past couple of years, fifteen projects in our district have been funded through participatory budgeting. A breakdown of how close those projects are to completion can be found here.
What projects would you like to see funded this year?
Video via Participatory Budgeting Project