2014-04-25 / Community

31st Budget Winners Announced

By Miriam Rosenberg


Councilman Donovan Richards (left), and Mitch Noel. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg Councilman Donovan Richards (left), and Mitch Noel. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg Councilman Donovan Richards announced the winners in his district’s first foray into Participatory Budgeting. District 31 residents, 2,108 of them to be exact, answered the question: "How would you spend $1 million to better your community?"

The winners were first made public during an event in Richards' Far Rockaway office on April 17. The winners are -- a new computer lab for PS 43, renovations in various areas of Bayswater Park, tech upgrades at the Far Rockaway Educational Campus library, gym renovations at the Far Rockaway Educational Campus, and replacing the Community Center playground at Redfern Houses.

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