Become a Participatory Budgeting Delegateby on
Interested in taking part in how $1 million of the city budget is spent? Become a delegate in the Participatory Budgeting process and help guide community ideas to fruition. The first step was the Neighborhood Assembly meeting, which you can read more about here. The next step involves community members volunteering as budget delegates to help develop the 253 suggested ideas into full proposals. In spring, these developed proposals will then be voted upon by the community to determine which ideas will be implemented and funded.
Check out this email below from Steve Levin Councilmember staff member Lisa Bloodgood for more details about the process:
“We have now classified all of the 253 ideas originated in the Neighborhood Assemblies, into roughly 8 different committees. We are continuing to work to further refine and perfect our committees, but as we now stand these committees are:
|Schools and Libraries||
|Streets and Transportation||
|Health and Food Access||
There may have an “other” committee but that is currently to be determined.
Participatory Budgeting Delegates will be responsible for and you’ll have the opportunity to chose the committee you would like to be a part of.
Securing and empowering the districts’ Budget Delegates is a crucial step in the Project’s process. Our Delegates ensure all the ideas submitted are taken into consideration, validated and developed according to the likelihood of implementation. We are counting on you to make this Budget Process happen, we can’t do it without you!”
The orientation meeting for budget delegates, originally scheduled for this evening but which was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, but has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). For more information, take a look at the in-depth guide for participatory budgeting delegates or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.