Tomorrow: We Make History with NYC’s First-Ever Participatory Budgeting Public Vote

Tomorrow — Sunday, March 25th — we will make history by initiating a week of community voting to determine how at least $1 million in Council Member Mark-Viverito’s discretionary capital funds will be spent through the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process.  All residents of Council District 8 (El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley/Upper West Side and Mott Haven) over the age of 18 are invited to vote at tomorrow’s locations or any others throughout the week.  Please be sure to bring proof that you live in the district!

Sunday, March 25th, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Children’s Aid Society – 130 E. 101st St.
Youth Hostel – 891 Amsterdam Ave

Saturday, March 31st, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
SCAN La Guardia – 307 E. 116th St.
Betances Senior Ctr – 401 St. Ann’s Ave.

March 26th-March 30th, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Office of Councilwoman Mark-Viverito – 105 E. 116th St

Check out the sample ballots so you can look at the list of projects and think about your favorites (in English and Spanish).

Projects include plans to install security cameras, improve parks, playgrounds, and basketball courts, and new technology for schools and libraries, among other projects proposed by community members, and span all the neighborhoods of our district. These projects have been developed by committees over the last few months, and now you have the opportunity to choose among these 29 projects which should be funded.

You can vote at any of the site, but you can only vote once during this week.  We look forward to seeing you!


One thought on “Tomorrow: We Make History with NYC’s First-Ever Participatory Budgeting Public Vote

  1. This is fantastic, I plan to vote for Harlem RBI/Dream Charter School, P.S. 171 and Innovation High School. Thank you Melissa Mark-Viverito!

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