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District 12

Kevin C. Riley

Wakefield, Olinville, Edenwald, Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Co-op City

12th Council District Participatory Budgeting 2022

District 12 Community, Participatory Budgeting is back!

This year, District 12 is one of twenty-nine districts participating in Cycle 12 of New York City Council Participatory Budgeting, where constituents can decide how to spend $1 million in capital funding locally.

Idea collection is now open, and you have the opportunity to make your submission in-person or online. You can submit ideas at any of our District Office locations between Mon. to Fri. 9am until 5pm. Stop by any of our pop-up collection sites listed above to ask questions and submit your ideas to Budget Delegates.

Online submission and more information can be found here.

Contact: Deputy Chief of Staff & Budget Director Jahmal Yapp; (347) 326-8652;

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Through Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC), community members — like you — directly decide how to spend at least $1,000,000 in participating Council Districts.

PBNYC funds physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. Local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, streets and other public spaces can be funded through this process.

For more information on participatory budgeting, including how to get involved, visit

How does Participatory Budgeting work?

Idea Generation and Volunteer Recruitment

September – October

Through community meetings, residents brainstorm ideas and recruit Budget Delegates for the current cycle.

Proposal Development

October – January

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

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. Staff and stakeholders evaluate the process and oversee the implementation of winning projects by agencies.

To learn about NYC Civic Engagement Commission’s PB process, click here.