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.
Scroll down to learn more about how PB works!
Vote Week is Here!
From Saturday, March 25th until Sunday, April 2nd, you may cast your vote to fund $1 million in your community.
Voting is open to everyone ages 11 (or at least in 6th grade) and older who live in a participating Council District – regardless of immigration status, gender, race, ethnicity, or eligibility to vote in traditional elections.
You can vote online (bit.ly/D34PB23) or in-person.
Below you can find our PB voting locations across District 34:
Below are all of the projects you will see on the District 34 Ballot!
How Does It Work?
Idea Collection and Volunteer Recruitment
September – October [COMPLETE]
Through community meetings, residents brainstorm ideas and recruit Budget Delegates for the current cycle.
October – January [COMPLETE]
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
March – April [HAPPENING NOW!]
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.