City Council District 6 - The People's Budget
Participate in City Council District 6'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.
We were thrilled by the community response and proud to be one of only 14 council districts that chose to participate this year. Thank you to everyone who took part by suggesting ideas, commenting on projects, volunteering, and voting!!
About this process
This process belongs to PBNYC : The People's Budget
And the winners are...
Center School Technology Grant ($117,000) to purchase 12 Promethean Boards & 30 laptops with 1 laptop cart to ensure each classroom has a smart board & laptops that are connected to the smart boards
Jessie Isadore Straus School Infrastructure Improvements ($300,000) to upgrade & repair 2 existing student restrooms (replace fixtures, stalls, floor/wall tiling, ADA accessibility, etc.)
Greening Broadway: Trees & Tree Guards for Broadway Above 72nd St. ($250,000) to install approximately 35 trees & tree guards on the sidewalks along Broadway
Security Cameras on Broadway, Amsterdam, Columbus, & Riverside Drive ($320,000) to install eight security cameras on Broadway, Amsterdam, Columbus, and Rivers