Participatory Budgeting 2016 Results!

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Campaign display of a winning project from District 34’s Participatory Budgeting

North Brooklyn can pat itself on the back for participating in District 33 and 34’s Participatory Budgeting this year!

The community turned out and funded 10 projects that will add funding to local schools, parks, and public housing.

The big winners in Council Member Stephen Levin’s District 33: IS 318 & PS 34’s Essential STEM Labs and making McGorlrick Park safer – each received $500K; MS 126 will get $400K to rewire the AC in the classrooms and Auditorium; $140K will help PS 261finish their computer cart upgrades; and Independence Towers at 114 Taylor St. will get $100K for a community sound studio!

The big winners in Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District 34: Technology Upgrades for P.S. 239 and P.S. 18 will get $400K; Williamsburg Houses will get $350K for a playground upgrade; $285K goes to P.S. 120 and P.S. 132 for 21st Century Technology; P.S. 257 will get a cool gym thanks to $250K of funding; and the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Ridgewood will get countdown clocks for their bus stops thanks to it being selected the bonus project and getting $60K!

Congratulations to the winning projects!  Congratulations to all who voted in Participatory Budgeting, for seeing how your vote does count. Greenline salutes all the volunteers and idea developers. To all those who missed out on participating in Participatory Budgeting there is always next year, which is sooner than you think. There are people are thinking up ideas for next year’s projects right now. Why not you?


Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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