City Council District 28
Participate in City Council District 28's Idea Collection
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. PB gives communities real power over real money.
PB started in Porto Alegre, Brazil as an anti-poverty measure, and has since spread to over 7,000 cities around the world. PB has been used to spend state, county, and city budgets, as well as those of schools, housing authorities, and other public institutions.
This process belongs to PBNYC : The People's Budget
Welcome to the PBNYC page for City Council District 28! D28 covers the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica, South Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park. D28 is represented by Council Member Adrienne E. Adams.
Residents in District 28 can suggest ideas for capital expense funding that will be used use in making budget decisions. Projects selected by the Council Member will receive funding at adoption of the FY23 budget this coming June. The chosen projects will then implemented by the appropriate city agencies.
For capital projects, Council Member Adams will consider allocating $1 million toward the improvement of physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public. Eligibility for capital projects include the following criteria; they must cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. Examples of capital projects include local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public spaces.