Participatory Budgeting in District 35

Dear neighbors,

Cycle 7 of the Participatory Budgeting process is now underway!

You, the residents of this district who I believe are the most diverse and creative in the city, will decide how to spend $1 million of public funds in our community. Come to an assembly or public meeting nearest you on one of the following days: Wednesday, October 4 at Willoughby Senior Center or the Clinton Hill Public Library; Thursday, October 5 at Medgar Evers College; or Friday, October 6 at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a public process where residents lead discussions, propose projects, and then vote to decide which improvements to parks, schools, libraries, and streets should be funded. Last year one school was funded for safer routes, while another was funded for technology upgrades.

If you cannot attend these assemblies, you can submit your project ideas right now online at: http://ideas.pbnyc.org/page/about. The deadline for ideas is October 13.

Everyone in the district who is at least 14 years old is eligible to participate and vote.
Kindly RSVP by contacting Darrell Oliver, at 718.260.9191. I hope you’ll attend to help improve our community. I look forward to your participation. PB Kick offPB Kick off spanish

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Voting Locations for District 35 Participatory Budgeting

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D35 Participatory Budgeting Timeline

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Vote Week for District 35 Participatory Budgeting

Final Project PostVote Week for District 35 is March 27th  – April 2nd , 2017! Enclosed below are the projects that will be on the ballot.

Volunteers are needed! Register now.

Voting Site Locations

You can cast your ballot in our district office from March 27th to  March 31st  from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, 55 Hanson Place Suite 778 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Education Running Water for PS 241 Science Lab $350,000 Create a water line for the PS 241 science lab. Install one non-reactive sink, faucet and taps. Update floor material if required as well 976 President Street
Education Auditorium renovation for PS67 and Community Roots Charter School (co-located schools) $493,000 Installing seating, lighting and sound system. Upgrade will also include restoring circuits and replacing broken lights. New audio equipment, speaker and AV system. Pull-down projection system and screen. 51 St. Edwards Street
Education Technology/PromethiumActivPanels for PS 532 New Bridges Elementary School $65,000 Install 10 Promethium ActivPanels for classrooms to help improve learning for students and faculty. 1025 Eastern Parkway
Education Science room and technology upgrade for PS 705 $350,000 Science classroom upgrade will include built-in teacher’s station also technology upgrade with mobile STEM labs and a 3D Printer. 443 St. Marks Avenue
Education Auditorium Upgrades PS 9 $350,000 Replace stage lighting, replace sound system, install projector, restore approximately 10 auditorium seats, repaint auditorium, refurbish stage floor, upgrade electrical to the extent necessary for the other requested improvements. 80 Underhill Avenue
Transit Safe Route to PS 221 300,000 Safe route brings improved crosswalks, new traffic medians and other traffic-calming measures such as speed bumps, new traffic signals, and improved signs to reduce pedestrian accidents in school zones. Empire, Troy and Montgomery intersections.
Transit Bus Pads on Fulton St. 300,000 Bus pads replace the surface where buses stop and replace the pavement that gets warped with a solid concrete pad. The warped streets cause danger for bikes, the old and the young who walk there. Fulton St. near to Clermont Avenue
Housing Ingersoll Houses Garden Improvements $500,000 A watering system will make tending the garden easier; benches and lighting will help people enjoy this community hub. Ingersoll Housing Development

Fit in the 35th JAMboree/ Participatory Budgeting Kickoff

 

Get ready to sweat it out with me this Saturday in Fort Greene Park for my Fit in the 35th Community JAMboree where you and your family can partake in yoga, dance, and other fun wellness activities.

We will also be kicking off District 35’s 2nd year of Participatory Budgeting with our first neighborhood assembly of the season! Be sure to stop by our table to share ideas on how to spend $1 million on capital projects in your neighborhood.

Don’t forget to share with your friends and neighbors! Let’s see who has the best moves in the district!

 

Special Events

The summer’s end is upon us, and the cooler season is on our heels. I am thrilled to announce a few special events, to usher in autumn and the back to school season. Our events will celebrate family, community, culture, and promote safety, opportunities and new beginnings. March with us for the West Indian Day Parade, get fit with us for a Community Jamboree, contribute ideas during a Parks Public Safety Town Hall, and join us for the Employment Opportunities Workshop

Please share within your networks.

PROJECT EXPO- PB KICK OFF TOMORROW!

PROJECT EXPO- PB KICK OFF TOMORROW!

Saturday’s city wide vote week launch was amazing, now it’s time to officially KICK OFF District 35’s vote week with our Project Expo! I Invite you all to view and vote on the 19 projects on the ballot. You can vote for up to 5 SEPERATE PROJECTS ! Bring yourself and proof of address and let’s make your vote count!

I hope to see you all tomorrow if you have any further questions contact my staff at my district office (718) 260-9191 and please don’t forget to SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!

 

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