Gotham Gazette Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. http://www.gothamgazette.com/component/tags/tag/sondra-youdelman 2017-10-19T09:18:55+00:00 Webmaster webmaster@gothamgazette.com City Council Highlights Gains in Participatory Budgeting Program 2015-05-20T20:24:59+00:00 2015-05-20T20:24:59+00:00 http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=5735:city-council-highlights-gains-in-participatory-budgeting-program Super User <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/kallos_pb_vote.jpg" alt="kallos pb vote" height="450" width="600" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">PB voting in CD5 (photo: @BenKallos)</span></p> <hr /> <p>51,362. That's how many New Yorkers cast ballots in the recently-finished participatory budgeting cycle to determine which community projects receive funding. Implemented this year in 24 of the City Council's 51 districts, the participatory budgeting program sees council members devote $1 million or more in capital funding toward the community initiative. In a year-long process that engages district residents in local decision-making and community-building, New Yorkers not only have the opportunity to interact with each other and their local representatives, but also to learn about city government and budgeting.</p> <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/kallos_pb_vote.jpg" alt="kallos pb vote" height="450" width="600" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">PB voting in CD5 (photo: @BenKallos)</span></p> <hr /> <p>51,362. That's how many New Yorkers cast ballots in the recently-finished participatory budgeting cycle to determine which community projects receive funding. Implemented this year in 24 of the City Council's 51 districts, the participatory budgeting program sees council members devote $1 million or more in capital funding toward the community initiative. In a year-long process that engages district residents in local decision-making and community-building, New Yorkers not only have the opportunity to interact with each other and their local representatives, but also to learn about city government and budgeting.</p>