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District 34

Jennifer Gutiérrez

Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick (West), Bushwick (East), Ridgewood

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. District 34 and community members suggested over 80 ideas to improve the district and we narrowed it down to 8 projects to vote on to be funded in the upcoming City Council budget.

How Does It Work?

Idea Collection and Volunteer Recruitment

October – November 10th [DONE]
Through community meetings, residents brainstorm ideas and recruit Budget Delegates for the current cycle. Submit ideas here:

Proposal Development

November– March [HAPPENING NOW]
Budget Delegates transform ideas into full proposals, with support from city agencies and staff. Delegates narrow down proposals and select projects that meet the needs of the community.

GOTV and Vote Week

Vote week is April 6th to April 14th! 
Once proposals have been determined, Budget Delegates and residents get out the vote and prepare for a nine-day community vote.

Evaluation and Planning

May – June
Winning projects are included in New York City’s upcoming fiscal year budget.

Who won last year?