Last Weekend to VOTE in Participatory Budget


Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how a portion of a public budget will be spent. Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents the 33rd District, has allocated at least $1 million of his discretionary funding for capital projects to PB. Community members have been working to flesh out ideas generated at a series of neighborhood assemblies in the fall into fundable project proposals.

Check out the sample ballot here!

Check out projects in Greenpoint/Williamsburg here!!

Want to hear more about PB? Check out this interview on WNYC with CM Brad Lander, one of the leading sponsors of PB in NYC.

In a list of amazing proposals, there are a few from our Greenpoint/Williamsburg part of the district.  Here is some press about some of the projects and the process:

Participatory Budget Vote Begins This Week

A Dog-Run for East River State Park?

Williamsburg Dog Run Proposed as Public Votes on How to Spend $1Mil

PB Voters!

Come out and vote. In light of the recent issues with politicians and bribes and public money, PB is getting a lot of press as a good way for the public to watch dog how our public funds are spent. However, participation is the key. Any resident of the 33rd District who is at least 16 years old is invited to vote for up to 5 projects from a number of locations throughout the district. VOTING ENDS ON SUNDAY!!

Friday, April 5

* PS 31 7:30 – 9:30 am
75 Meserole Ave  New York, NY 11222

* MS 8 8-10am
105 Johnson Street, 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
* District Office 10 am-5 pm
410 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
* Independence Towers Senior Center  10 am – 4:30 pm
114 Taylor St. Brooklyn NY 11211

Saturday, April 6

PB Ballots! VOTE!

* Greenpoint Public Library 10am – 5pm
107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
* The People’s Firehouse 10 am – 6 pm
113 Berry St. (between N 7th and N 8th St), 11211

* El Puente Community Center 10am-5pm
80 Clymer Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sunday, April 7

* The People’s Firehouse 10 am – 6 pm
113 Berry St. (between N 7th and N 8th St), 11211
* Independence Towers Senior Center  10 am – 4:30 pm
114 Taylor St. Brooklyn NY 11211

 

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