Now that the November elections are behind us, we can turn our attention to an election of another sort, where you will have a direct say on how a portion of your tax dollars are spent. Join me tomorrow (Thursday, November 6th) for the next Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly.
Meet with your neighbors to brainstorm on how to spend $1 million to improve our neighborhood. Help launch the 2014-15 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process that culminates in a ward-wide election where you and your neighbors will vote on which projects to fund.
The next Neighborhood Assembly will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 6th, at the Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt (at Damen). Pizza and refreshments, courtesy of J.B. Alberto’s Pizza, will be served at 6:30 p.m. and themeeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.
If you can’t make tomorrow night’s meeting, several other Neighborhood Assemblies will be held over the next few days (see schedule below). You need attend only one of the meetings and you can go to any meeting in the ward.
We had three great neighborhood assemblies last week. Nearly half the meeting attendees volunteered to serve as “community representatives,” who will work over the next several months to turn the ideas collected for 49th Ward infrastructure projects into final ballot proposals that will be presented to the voters next spring.
Below is the schedule for the remaining Neighborhood Assemblies:
(Note: Complimentary pizza will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before all evening meetings and donuts and coffee will be provided at 9:30 a.m. before the Saturday, Nov. 8, morning meeting.)
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (Spanish language)
Join me at one of the Neighborhood Assemblies and help make history!