Council calls on New Yorkers to submit ideas for projects they wish to see funded
City Hall, NY – Today, Speaker Adrienne Adams and the New York City Council announced the kick-off to the twelfth cycle of Participatory Budgeting and called on members of the public to submit ideas on what projects they want to see funded. This year, 29 Council districts will participate in the twelfth cycle. Vote week is scheduled for March 25 – April 2, 2023.
“It is always critical that we strengthen local civic participation and engagement,” said Speaker Adrienne Adams. “With the return of the twelfth cycle of Participatory Budgeting, New Yorkers are empowered to have a voice on how city funding is allocated to directly improve their neighborhoods. As we begin the process of collecting ideas and crafting projects, I encourage all New Yorkers to get involved in Participatory Budgeting and share your input on community priorities.”
The twelfth cycle marks the Council’s return to participatory budgeting as a legislative body since 2019. The Participatory Budgeting process was on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This cycle also marks the return for five Council Members who previously worked on Participatory Budgeting as staff members of the Council and the first time Council District 25 joins Participatory Budgeting.
Participatory Budgeting gives communities the opportunity to engage in the capital budgeting process and encourages New Yorkers to share ideas and ultimately vote on which community projects receive capital dollars. All New Yorkers over the age of 11, regardless of citizenship and incarceration status, are eligible to vote on projects.
|Gale A. Brewer
|Carmen De La Rosa
|Kevin C. Riley
|Pierina Ana Sanchez
|Adrienne E. Adams
To learn more about Participatory Budgeting, visit the Council’s Participatory Budgeting website.