I am writing to you because I would like to extend an invitation to attend one of this year’s Participatory Budgeting Project’s Neighborhood Assemblies
for the 33rd
District. In New York, Participatory Budgeting (or PB) is a relatively new program where district residents participate directly in the city budgeting process, deciding how to spend $1,000,000 in city funds. These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district decide.
Neighborhood Assemblies are an important early stage of the Participatory Budgeting process. Before we all come together next April to vote between several developed proposals and decide how our money should be spent, these meetings provide residents the opportunity to take an active role in shaping the conversation. These brain-storming sessions allow residents to bring up their ideas and concerns and ultimately set the foundations for the projects that will be developed and eventually voted on by our community. Two hours of your time will help make Participatory Budgeting a success.
Listed here are the dates, times and locations for the Neighborhood Assemblies:
October 3rd - Thursday 6-8PM Borough Hall 209 Joralemon St.
October 10th - Thursday 6-8PM Taylor-Wythe El Puente Community Center 80 Clymer St.
October 13th - Sunday 4-6PM Myrtle Village Green Community Garden 913 Kent Ave. (enter on Myrtle Ave. btwn Kent and Franklin)
October 16th - Wednesday 6-8PM Polish-Slavic Center 176 Java St.
October 22nd - Tuesday 6-8PM St. Francis College Callahan Center 180 Remsen St.
October 24th - Thursday 6-8PM McCarren Play Center 776 Lorimer St.
October 26th - Saturday 4-6PM Wyckoff Community Center 280 Wyckoff St.
For those of you who want to take an extra step and play a leadership role in making PB a success, I encourage you to sign-up as a volunteer
. You can also inquire about other opportunities to get involved by contacting my office at email@example.com
I look forward to working with you during this exciting process.
New York City Council Member (District 33)