Aug 22, 2017

Save the Date – Participatory Budgeting is Back!

Attend one of the upcoming neighborhood assemblies to lend your voice to the Participatory Budgeting process.

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Here at WHA we are big fans of the Participatory Budgeting process, where the average citizen gets to give their input on how to spend a million dollars on projects in the neighborhood. The first step is where you get to suggest capital projects that you’re passionate about and think should be funded. After that, a ballot will be created; the final vote happens in the spring.

Next month you’ll have a chance to suggestion your ideas as well as learn more about the Participatory Budgeting process. To do so, attend a neighborhood assembly! They take place on four days in different locations. They are:

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6pm
North Queensview Community Board Room 2
33-64 21st Street (side entrance) [map]

Monday, September 18, 2017, 7pm
Cretans Association
32-33 31st Street [map]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7pm
Astoria Houses Community Center
4-05 Astoria Blvd [map]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6pm
Bohemian Hall
29-19 24th Avenue [map]

If you can’t make any of these events for whatever reason, you can submit your ideas here (click the blue SUBMIT AN IDEA button). To volunteer during a neighborhood assembly, fill out this form. Volunteering consists of helping people sign-in and facilitating group brainstorming sessions.

Here are the previous cycle’s winners. We hope you can make one of these neighborhood assemblies and participate in the Participatory Budgeting process!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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