Participatory Budgeting in @CarlinaRivera 's District 2 has launched and we’re on the ballot!
Anyone over 11 years old in our district can vote on how we spend $1 million of city funding for local projects.
6BC GARDEN desperately needs its own water source. Currently we must get water from a fire hydrant across the street or use watering cans from filled rain barrels. Please help us to make our community garden even more beautiful as well as safer for our all-volunteer members.
If you live in District 2, please vote for us to get @PB_NYC funding! pbnyc.org/vote
#ParticipatoryBudgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of their district's public budget. Residents propose projects for district improvement.
The projects are researched and selected for a ballot. The 11 finalists are then presented to the community for a vote. The 5 projects with the most votes get funded by their Council Member's discretionary funds, which are monetary resources Council Members allocate based on their understanding of community needs.
The voting runs from March 30 through April 7. 6BC is a finalist in District 2. Residents of District 2 will be able to vote on line, by phone, or at polling places set up across the district (including a table at 6BC!) Anyone who lives in District 2 and is at least 11 years old or in the 6th grade can vote. @PB_NYC #PBNYC