Neighborhood assemblies for participatory budgeting announced

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The participatory budgeting process has begun again!

Residents of District 26 can help decide how to spend $1 million on public projects on local parks, schools or libraries.

“For the fourth round of participatory budgeting, we’re building on the record breaking turnout and enthusiasm we saw the last time around,” Van Bramer said. “When neighbors from all walks of life come together to brainstorm ideas to improve their community, good things happen.”

The process begins local neighborhood assemblies, where residents brainstorm and share ideas for projects. Volunteers then break into groups and transform ideas into fully-formed project proposals with details and costs.

Voting will be this spring, both online and at sites across the district. The top projects are funded up to $1 million.

Here’s the remaining schedule for this cycle’s neighborhood assemblies:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. – Jacob A. Riis Settlement House (10-25 41st Avenue)
  • Monday, October 2, 6 p.m. – Broadway Library (40-20 Broadway)
  • Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. – Ravenswood Community Center (35-40 21st Street)
  • Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. – Woodside Community Center (50-19 Broadway)
  • Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. – Woodside Library (54-22 Skillman Avenue)
  • Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. – MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)

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