Participatory Budgeting: See Your Vote Become Action!

VOTE WEEK: April 7–15

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District 33’s PB Vote for 2018 will hopefully repeat its success of last year’s day 1 and again launch on April 7th at McCarren Park’s farmers market by the BK Story Voyager (a Participatory Budget winner back in 2014). Pictured is Benjamin Solitaire, District 33’s Participatory Budgeting Coordinator

Spring has sprung, and all the seeds of planning from the past fall and winter will come to fruition in ballot form. This is where you come in. You vote. You get to pick FIVE projects that you want to see come to be in your community. Also, the voting pool for this is broader than other elections: anyone who is at least 11 years old can vote. Plus you have a whole week of opportunities to vote: April 7–15

The winning projects will be funded by at least $1M of discretionary funds in the public budget for each district.

Our community contains City Council Districts 33 and 34, their ballot items and voting schedules follow.

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Maria Caceres a teacher from PS 257 shows where her school’s project is on 2017’s Participatory Budget. Her project was a winner!

District 33 Ballot Projects Located in North Brooklyn

To see entire list go to: www.stephenlevin.nyc/pbnyc/

  • Provide 6 laptop carts to P.S./I.S. 157
    850 Kent Ave ($250,000)
    Update technology in P.S./I.S. 157 by adding 3 laptop carts to grades 1-5 and 3 to middle school grades 6-8.
  • 8 New Water Fountains
    101 Walton Street and 850 Kent Avenue ($80,000)
    Replace four water fountains at both P.S. 318 and P.S. 157 with fountain and bottle filling stations for reusable containers.
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements
    Intersection of Clay, Franklin, Commercial ($300,000)
    Improvements on a dangerous, three-way intersection, next to a playground and residential apartments.
  • 2 Security Cameras
    94th Precinct ($92K)

District 33 Voting Schedule for Sites Local to North Brooklyn:

To see entire list go to: www.stephenlevin.nyc/pbnyc/

  • Saturday, April 7 at 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
    McCarren Park Farmer’s Market [Union and Driggs]
  • Tuesday, April 10 atm.9 p.m.  
    Greenpoint YMCA [99 Meserole Ave]
  • Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m. –8 p.m.     
    Bushwick Inlet Park [86 Kent Ave]
  • Saturday, April 14        
    McCarren Park Farmer’s Market [Union and Driggs]   at 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
    John’s Lutheran Church [155 Milton]   at 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m. –2 p.m   
    Greenpoint Playground [243 Franklin]
  • VOTE ONLINE 
    pbnyc.org/vote

District 34 Confirmed Voting Schedule for Sites Local to North Brooklyn:

To see ballot and entire schedule go to: www.council.nyc.gov/antonio-reynoso/pb/7/

  • Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    CM Reynoso District Office, 244 Union Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 10 at 7:45 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
    PS 274, 800 Bushwick Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    CM Reynoso District Office, 244 Union Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 4p.m.6 p.m.  
    Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave. & Starr St.
  • Thursday, April 12 at 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    CM Reynoso District Office, 244 Union Ave.
  • More sites and times yet to be added when confirmed.

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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