Ideas Wanted: How Would You Spend a Million Dollars?

Called “a new kind of democracy,” New York City’s Participatory Budgeting initiative returns this year, giving the power to spend $1 Million dollars of discretionary capital funds directly to the community members of 15 districts.

Citizens will have until April 2014 to come together to discuss local needs, share ideas, and develop proposals for improving the districts they call home. Last year Brooklyn  turned out in a big way, with 2,632 residents of District 33 casting their votes on 16 exciting final proposals. The results?  Funds for district-wide tree planting, technology upgrades at MS 8 and PS 31, a new Dog Run along the East River, and PS34 playground renovations!

Neighborhoods of District 33 (represented by Councilmember Steve Levin) – DUMBO, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, and Gowanus – are invited to find out how to get involved in Participatory Budgeting 2013 at Neighborhood Assemblies happening throughout the district this October! For one near you, check out the dates and locations below:

Upcoming District 33 Neighborhood Participatory Budgeting Assemblies – Citizens Welcome!

  • October 22 (Tuesday) 6-8PM: St. Francis College Callahan Center at 180 Remsen Street
  • October 24 (Thursday) 6-8PM: McCarren Play Center at 776 Lorimer Street
  • October 26 (Saturday) 4-6PM: Wyckoff Community Center at 280 Wyckoff Street

For more information, contact Councilmember Levin’s office at district33PB (at) gmail (dot) com/ call at 718.875.5200. Consider signing up as a District 33 Volunteer: Sign me up!