Improve Your Neighborhood – With a Few Clicks

When you visit our vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, you’re invigorated by it. If you live here, you’re invested in it.

Here’s a unique opportunity to help direct where funding goes, and enhance what you’re most excited about.

Curbed NY described the recent plan:

“The New York City Council is currently in the midst of a grassroots, democratic process known as Participatory Budgeting. Every year, community members introduce spending initiatives for their specific districts, then members of said district vote on the initiatives they want to see funded.”

 

NYC Participatory Budgeting

Until April 15th, you can vote on a number of initiatives, including: Technology upgrades for libraries or public schools, park renovations, tree guards, installing historic lamp posts, and installing electronic bus stop upgrades.

Fortunately, you don’t have to feel torn between opting for park improvements over education.

Man making a decision - NYC Participatory Budgeting - Vanguard Chelsea Blog

You can actually vote on up to five projects.

Vote on the New York City Council’s website.

To learn more about Participatory Budgeting – which “gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives”, watch this video:

Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting from PBP on Vimeo.

 

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