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.
Download the full-size enACT Show UP flyer!
Vote Week for District 35 is March 27th – April 2nd , 2017! Enclosed below are the projects that will be on the ballot.
|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|