- In the Press
BITV, Mon, 2011-10-17 - Read more.
NBC4, Mon, 2011-10-17 -
A Brooklyn community is trying to figure out how to spend about $1 million in capital money aimed at improving their district. Katy Tur reports.Read more.
The Windsor Terrace Blog, Fri, 2011-10-14 -
A dog run, better lighting and security at subway stations, more trees, and community composting were just some of the ideas presented at last night’s Windsor Terrace Participatory Budgeting meeting. More than 70 neighbors gathered at PS 154 to learn more about Councilmember Brad Lander’s plan, which allows community members in his district to propose ideas for capital improvements, and then vote on how to spend $1 million of discretionary funds.Read more.
DNAInfo.com, Tue, 2011-10-11 -
Residents in East Harlem and parts of the Upper West Side will have a say in how $1 million in capital funds are spent throughout their neighborhoods in next year's budget process. East Harlem City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is one of four councilmembers trying out participatory budgeting, a process where community members get to vote on which community projects receive funding.Read more.
PIX11.com, Wed, 2011-09-14 -
New York City Council members are handing over their dollar decisions to who else ... the City's residents. Councilman Jumaane Williams stood alongside fellow council members during the announcement of Participatory Budgeting on City Hall's steps Wednesday.Read more.
WNYC.com, Wed, 2011-09-14 -
Four New York City Council members are letting their constituents decide how to spend $4 million dollars in discretionary funding. Under the new pilot program, residents in the 8th, 39th, 45th and 32nd districts will be allowed to attend community meetings to nominate possible projects needed in the areas.Read more.
The New York Times, Tue, 2011-09-13 -
Four City Council members, intrigued by experiments begun in Brazil to let ordinary citizens determine how government uses tax dollars, say they plan to allow their constituents to decide how $4 million is spent next year. Through a process known as participatory budgeting, constituents in each of the four Council districts will be enlisted to develop and choose among proposals for local capital projects like street repairs, new parks and public artworks. The money — $1 million in each district — will come out of the council members’ discretionary funds.Read more.