Council Member Stephen Levin is excited to announce the second annual Participatory Budgeting Project Expo in the 33rd Council District. The Expo is an opportunity for residents of the 33rd District — which consists of the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill and parts of Williamsburg and Bedford–Stuyvesant — to familiarize themselves with the capital improvement projects they will be voting on this year. In addition to getting to know the projects, the Expo promises to be an event full of fun, food and music.
“I encourage everyone in the 33rd District to come out to this year’s Expo and get to know this year’s proposals to improve our parks, schools, streets and more. Together, we set a national, inaugural year record for number of Participatory Budgeting votes last year, and we expect an even greater turnout this year. I’m excited about this year’s projects and look forward to unveiling them at this year’s Expo.”
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend $1 million of their tax dollars. Last fall, community members came together to suggest ideas for how to improve their neighborhoods and over the past several months, volunteer committees have been taking those ideas and turning them into formal proposals. This year’s Participatory Budgeting vote will occur during March 30 – April 6.
What: 33rd District Participatory Budgeting Project Expo
When: March 19, 2014 (5:00 - 9:00 P.M.)
Where: Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn)
You can reach Borough Hall via:
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, M, R lines
Buses: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B51, B52, B54, B57, B61, B65, B67, B75, B103