$1 Million Is Up For Grabs!

by GWAPP on

What would you do with $1 million of the New York City budget? Thanks to the Participatory Budgeting (PB), a democratic process in which citizens decide how to spend a part of the city budget, our community now has the ability to propose ideas to make real change in our district.

Proposals for funds must be used for: 1) Capital improvement projects (items have a physical presence, that serve the public need and have a lifespan of at least 5 years); 2) Be located on City-owned land; and; 3) Cost between $35,000 and $1 million.

Tonight’s meeting will take place at the Polish and Slavic Center (176 Java Street) from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Community members will propose ideas in the coming weeks, which be developed into fully fleshed out proposals and will be voted upon by the district in March/April 2013. Thanks to Council Member Steve Levin for joining PBNYC and giving our community the ability to make real change in the 33rd district.

Check out the Participatory Budgeting website for additional details about the process.



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.