Election Day, Saturday, May 7th, is fast approaching. And, no, there aren’t any politicians on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to see implemented this year.
This is all a part of my acclaimed Participatory Budgeting process, and the projects on the ballot were all proposed by your 49th Ward neighbors.
To get a look at what will be on this year’s ballot, CLICK HERE.
Two 49th Ward residents–David Simpson and Ines Sommer–were so excited by our process last year that they volunteered their own time and efforts to produce a fabulous five-minute documentary on the participatory budgeting process in the 49th Ward. Check it out and share it with your neighbors!
Finally, our experiment in democracy will work only if 49th Ward residents come out to vote. Help us get the word out. We have yard signs, window posters and fliers that urge people to come out to vote on May 7th. Get a sign for your yard or window, or help us distribute fliers to your friends and neighbors. Stop by my 49th Ward Service Office (7356 N. Greenview) during regular business hours to pick up the signs and fliers or reply to this e-mail with your address and phone number and we will deliver the signs and/or fliers to your home.
My thanks to the hundreds of 49th Ward volunteers who have helped to make democracy happen in the 49th Ward!
P.S. Don’t forget to vote on Saturday, May 7th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark. Please bring proof of residency (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, signed lease, etc.).
Out of town or working that day? Vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview, beginning Monday, May 2nd. The office will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday).