Gotham Gazette http://www.gothamgazette.com/component/tags/tag/1570 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:51:30 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb webmaster@gothamgazette.com (Webmaster) City Council Highlights Gains in Participatory Budgeting Program http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=5735:city-council-highlights-gains-in-participatory-budgeting-program http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=5735:city-council-highlights-gains-in-participatory-budgeting-program kallos pb vote

PB voting in CD5 (photo: @BenKallos)


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.

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