Browsing: Participatory Budgeting

Politics participatory budgeting library garden
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https://vimeo.com/123887350 Want to enjoy an outdoor storytelling space at the library? Think Union Street could be a bit more green? Would you like more turnstiles at the 7th Avenue F/G subway station? Then be sure to vote in Councilmember Brad Lander’s participatory budgeting process! The fourth year of participatory budgeting in District 39 gives residents 14 years of…

Politics Ballot via Brad Lander
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Voting for the fourth year of participatory budgeting in District 39 is fast approaching, and Councilmember Brad Lander just shared the projects that you’ll be able to choose between to receive a combined $1.5 million in funding. Here’s the complete list of projects that are on the ballot: Art in the 4th Avenue F/G Subway Station ($325,000) To accompany its recent…

Politics John Jay Plaza rendering
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You’ve probably walked down the block-long stretch of 7th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets in front of the John Jay educational complex a thousand times, never really giving it much thought — aside from a few street trees, it’s a pretty unremarkable sidewalk. But parents from the John Jay PTAs and PAs have something…

Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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Voting for the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39 is fast approaching, and Councilmember Brad Lander just shared the projects that you’ll be able to choose between. Some of the proposed projects in our area that are on the ballot include: Repairs to the Ennis Playground basketball courts. Fixes on three flooded, muddy pathways in Prospect Park. Security…

Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, which means neighbors have another chance to tell Councilmember Brad Lander what projects you’d like to see funded in our area. Ideas for projects have already been submitted, and now it’s time to see what proposals have made it through volunteer-led committees and will be up…

Politics Participatory Budgeting Online Map
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, and Councilmember Brad Lander now has a website where you can enter ideas and show your support for ones others have suggested. Anyone can post ideas, whether you live, work, or even just pass through the district. Eligible ideas must be for “capital” projects: i.e., physical…

Politics Park Slope's Participatory Budgeting Meeting
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http://vimeo.com/71975359 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…

Politics Brad Lander
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Congratulations to our Council Member Brad Lander, who is being honored by President Obama at the White House today for the “Champions of Change” ceremony, which celebrates people and groups that positively impact their communities. Lander is being honored for his efforts with participatory budgeting, which has given his constituents a chance to nominate and vote on projects in…

News district 33 results via Stephen Levin
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Councilmember Stephen Levin announced the results for District 33’s first Participatory Budgeting campaign. And the winners are: 1st: District-Wide Tree Planting 2nd: MS 8 Technology Funds 3rd: East River State Park Dog Run Park 4th: PS 31 Technology Request 5th: PS 34 Playground Renovations Other than the tree planting, which asked for $100,000 to have…

News PB-Voting-Results-533x710
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Residents from across the 39th District made their way to the polls this weekend to decide how our community would spend one million dollars. Knocking last year’s participation numbers out of the park, 2,812 neighbors placed their votes, the results have been tallied, and the winners are: 1. PS 230: Help Kids Connect and Learn With Technology – Install 34…

News pb ballot via stephen levin
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If you live in City Council District 33 and Stephen Levin is your Councilmember, then it is just about time for you to vote in your Participatory Budgeting initiative. This year’s proposals include district-wide tree planting, the installation of tree guards on 4th Avenue, and playground restorations at PS 38. Check out a full sample…

Politics 7th Ave/9th St Subway
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As we get ready to vote on the projects that are in the running for funding through Participatory Budgeting, Neil Reilly, a District 39 Committee Member and former Transit Committee Delegate notes that one of the interesting outcomes of the process is that some projects might not get the PB funding — but can end…

Events participatory budget via fb
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It’s almost time for our district to join together, and vote on this year’s participatory budgeting projects. The 2013 expo, where delegates will present their ideas to the community, is scheduled for March 21, at the Park Slope Branch Library (431 6th Avenue), and Councilmember Brad Lander is looking for volunteers to help spread the word on this…

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