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April 4, 2019

NYC Participatory Budgeting Vote Week is March 30th – April 7th

This year, 32 NYC Council Members across the city are engaging their constituents in Participatory Budgeting New York City (PBNYC) and are asking residents to decide how to spend at least $35 million in capital funding. Community members can vote on capital projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces. Each participating Council Member guarantees funding for the projects that receive the most votes, until their PB funding runs out. Council members allocate at least $1 million of their district’s budget to projects proposed and voted on by the community.

Voting runs from March 30 – April 7. In order to vote, you must be at least 11 years old and live in a participating district. You can vote for as many as five PBNYC proposals on your ballot.

To find out more about the PBNYC process, visit https://council.nyc.gov/pb/. To cast your vote, visit: https://pbnyc2019.d21.me/.