2014-03-28 / Top Stories

31st District Participatory Budget Vote Begins March 29

By Miriam Rosenberg

After months of meetings and discussions among delegates and community members, it is now time to answer the question -- how would you spend $1 million to better your community? Starting on March 29th and going through April 5th, residents of the 31st City Council district will determine what projects should receive funding through the Participatory Budget program.

As reported in The Wave on March 14th there are several projects that range from community gardens, upgrades for the Far Rockaway Educational Campus, park improvements, Argus cameras in various locations in the district, helping the PS 43 music program, or adding a new tech lab – also at PS 43.

“Participatory Budgeting was a perfect opportunity to be proactive and engage our friends and neighbors in this process, while also funding the projects that meant the most to the community,” Councilman Donovan Richards said, who represents the 31st district. “As we did outreach, it was amazing to see neighbors reaching out to neighbors and bringing positive change into the community together. This project was a great success and will be rotated throughout my district each year as we build together!”

The announced polling locations and their days of operation are: Councilman Richards’ Office located at 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410 Monday, March 31st through Friday,  April 4th,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Far Rockaway Library at 1637 Central Avenue – weekdays from Monday March 31st through Friday, April 4th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, March 29th and April 5th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Beach 41st Street Community Center at 426 Beach 40th Street, Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Macedonia Church Senior Center at 333 Beach 67th Street on Sunday, March 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. IDs are recommended not are not mandatory.  





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