2013-04-05 / Top Stories

Ulrich: Participatory Budget Project Begins April 5th

Councilmember Eric Ulrich announced dates and locations for residents to vote in the second year of the Participatory Budget Project in Broad Channel and the Rockaways.

Participatory Budgeting in New York City is a project which began last year, in which Councilmember Ulrich and three other members of the City Council pledged to allocate up to $1 million in capital funds for the fiscal year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013), as determined by the public. In total, $1.3 million dollars in capital projects was funded by Ulrich based on the results of the public voting. This year, four more members of the City Council have joined the participatory budget process.

The items on this year’s ballot were generated by residents during five Neighborhood Assemblies that were held throughout Rockaway and Broad Channel.

Ulrich said “I am deeply grateful to everyone who has participated in the process thus far, and encourage everyone to make an effort to vote.”

For more information on Participatory Budgeting in New York City, visit www.pbnyc.org.

Residents of District 32 who are at least 16 years of age, residing in Broad Channel, Rockaway and Breezy Point, may vote once at any of the following locations on any of the following dates:

Councilman Ulrich’s District Office at 115-06 Beach Channel Drive, from April 5th through April 13th, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturdays 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.;

Broad Channel Library; 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Monday, April 8th, and Thursday, April 11th, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and

Community Board 14 Monthly Meeting at Scholars’ Academy, 320 Beach 104th Street, on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7p.m.

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