City Council District 38 - The People's Budget
Participate in City Council District 38's participatory budgeting
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.
PBNYC voting is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in PBNYC Cycle 11 by suggesting ideas, commenting on projects, volunteering, and voting. Both online and in-person votes are now being counted. Please check back soon for the results!
You can find all promotional materials relating to District 38's participatory budget process via this link.
About this process
This process belongs to PBNYC : The People's Budget
Welcome to the PBNYC page for City Council District 38! D38 covers the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park, represented by Council Member Alexa Avilés.
Vote week will take place from April 2, 2022 to April 10, 2022.
To vote in participatory budgeting, you must be eligible:
- You must live in the district.
- You promise to only vote once.
- You must be in 6th grade or 11 years old or older.
Residents in District 38 can decide how to spend capital funding.
For Capital funds this will mean that $1 million of Council Member budget allocation that can be used for physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. For example, projects such as local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, housing, and other public spaces can be funded.
Council Members then submit projects receiving the most votes to be allocated in the budget at adoption in June for the following fiscal year. The projects are then implemented by city agencies.