Participatory Budgeting 2017

How would YOU spend $1,000,000 in our community?

voting_box.pngThis is your chance as a northern Manhattan resident to make your voice heard on how to improve our community with public funds. For the fourth year in a row, Council Member Levine will be setting aside $1 million to fund the most popular projects in our district.

The participatory budgeting process begins with a series of public assemblies spread through out the district, so our office can hear directly from you what the community's needs are, and how to best address them. Then, in the spring we will hold a public vote to to decide which proposals will be funded. 

We hope you'll join us at this fall's assemblies... We want to hear from you! Our office also needs volunteers to help us run the PB Assemblies, outreach, and Vote Week! Please sign up here if you'd like to volunteer. The upcoming assemblies will be on:

  • September 20th, 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Grange Library -- RSVP Here
  • September 27th, 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Library -- RSVP Here
  • October 5th, 6:30 p.m. at the George Bruce Library -- RSVP Here
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2017 Winning Projects

This past year, nearly 2,000 Upper Manhattan community members took part in PB vote week, and because they did, our office funded three incredible projects, including: 

  • $500,000 to renovate and upgrade the P.S. 125 playground and courtyard
  • $500,000 for lighting and grounds work upgrades at Douglass Houses
  • $300,000 to completely restore the restrooms for the 4 schools located at 433 West 123rd Street


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