Friday, October 10, 2014

Participatory Budgeting Is Upon Us!

Building on the success of Participatory Budgeting over the last few years, Council Member Brad Lander's office is tweaking the process a little bit this season.  For one, the assemblies are going to focus on certain issues.  And two, the pot is getting juiced up to $1.5M from previous allocations of $1M.

Sounds good!  The first assembly (this coming Tuesday) is going to focus on transportation issues, and following assemblies will address a host of other key areas.  The details:

Streets and Transit: 
Tuesday, October 14 at the NYC Transit Museum (Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St)
Kensington Neighborhood Assembly:
Thursday, October 16 at PS230 (1 Albemarle Rd)
Parks and Environment:
Monday, October 20 at the Picnic House in Prospect Park (95 Prospect Park West)
Arts, Community and Culture:
Wednesday, October 22 at ReelWorks (540 President Street, #2F in Gowanus)
Public Education:
Monday, October 27 at PS 154 (1625 11th Ave in Windsor Terrace)
All the events will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  As in past years, attendees will have the opportunity to give their ideas about how to spend PBNYC dollars. But this year, we will also break into smaller, issue-related groups for in-depth discussions that go beyond participatory budgeting. We hope this format will provide a forum for people to discuss needs and concerns … even if they can’t be solved with capital dollars spent on a physical project.
A great opportunity to get involved in the community.  A lot of great ideas have been put forth and paid for over the last few years.  RSVP HERE.

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