Decide How to Spend $1 Million!
As you already know, our district will be taking part in the upcoming Participatory Budgeting vote, which will take place from April 11-19throughout District 19. Through Participatory Budgeting, you can decide how at least $1 million is spent on improvements to parks, schools, libraries, streets and more.
When this project began, our office took suggestions from each of the communities within District 19 through several neighborhood assemblies. After gathering all of the project ideas, our office coordinated with community volunteers, who served as Budget Delegates, to create a ballot of projects that would best serve our community’s needs. These Budget Delegates met several times throughout the winter to narrow down the project ideas through field research, discussions, and consultation with city agencies. Over one hundred project ideas were analyzed for feasibility and practicality with help from city agencies, with ten projects ultimately being placed on the final ballot for voting.
After the voting period has ended, our office will tally up all of the ballots cast and announce which of the projects have won. The projects which receive the most votes (minimum of three projects) for a total of at least $1 million will be selected as winners!
Anyone who lives in District 19 (Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Little Neck, North Flushing, Malba & Whitestone) and is at least 16 years old can vote, even if you’re not registered or eligible to vote in electoral elections.
We encourage you to cast your ballot at one of these seven voting sites: