Participatory Budgeting 2018

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 is 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. In the spring, we hold a public vote to to decide which proposals will be funded. This year Vote Week will be from April 7th through the 15th.

**Click here to vote online**

Our office needs volunteers to help us run the PB Assemblies, outreach, and Vote Week! Please sign up here if you'd like to volunteer.

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This year's projects include: 

Modernizing Neighborhood Libraries


$200,000 for new computers, printers, wi-fi, projectors, and audio systems in 7th District public libraries

Upgrading Community Parks


$570,000 to rebuild the handball court at the Alexander Hamilton Playground


$450,000 to repair the Morningside Park playground at 110th Street, including new equipment for children of all ages


$500,000 for new playground turf at PS 125

Investing in our Schools


$200,000 for technology upgrades at MS 54, the Booker T. Washington Middle School (103 West 107th St)


$200,000 for technology upgrades at PS 36 Margaret Douglas School (123 Morningside Drive)


$450,000 for to upgrade the gym at PS 165, the Roberts E. Simon School (234 West 109th St)

Building Stronger NYCHA Communities 

nycha.png $500,000 to upgrade the playground and basketball courts at Frederick Douglass Houses
nycha.png $500,000 for external lighting at Grant Houses
nycha.png $200,000 for an emergency readiness kiosk at Manhattanville Houses 

Improving Commutes

bus_icon.png $60,000 for Bus Countdown Clocks along Broadway


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