NEW YORK, NY (04/22/2013)– In 2011, City Council Members Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn), Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan), Eric Ulrich (R-Queens) and Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) launched Participatory Budgeting (PB) in their districts, enabling their constituents to decide how to spend millions of dollars in Council Member discretionary funds. On Monday, these Council Members were joined by Mark Weprin (D-Queens), Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn), and David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) to announce the results of the second cycle of PB in New York City (PBNYC), now an annual process in several council districts.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Winston Unity Hall
235 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Participatory Budgeting in New York City is expanding! Starting this Fall, 1.3 million New Yorkers in 8 Council Districts will be able to decide how to spend at least $10 million. See the press release below:
Participatory budgeting, called “revolutionary civics in action” by the New York Times, will double in size as it enters its second year with even more Council Members, community organizations and everyday New Yorkers taking leadership roles
Community Voices Heard joined with our partners in PBNYC to discuss the Participatory Budgeting process this morning. Below are some of the presentations shared, and background on the event itself.
On March 22, 2012, we released a statement signed on by more than 25 leaders from faith, community and labor, as well as a range of elected officials calling for an end to the Work Experience Program and to fully fund the Parks Opportunity Program. This was released prior to a Park Committee hearing, which we also testified at. (Read the testimony here.)