As you know, I have implemented a “Participatory Budgeting” process in the 49th Ward in which I have given the residents of my ward the power to decide directly how to spend $1.3 million on infrastructure projects in the ward. Your neighbors have joined together, formed committees, researched all the ideas suggested at community forums, and put together proposals for projects ranging from community gardens to street repairs to murals projects.
The entire community will vote Saturday, April 10th on the projects that will be funded this year. This is the first process of its kind in the U.S.
Get an advanced look at the projects being proposed at a special exhibition sponsored by the Mess Hall, Rogers Park’s “experimental cultural center.” The Exhibition Opening will take place this Sunday, March 21st, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood (just across from the Morse el stop).
A list of the proposed projects is also available on my Participatory Budgeting blog:
I hope you are able to attend the exhibition and I hope to see you at the polls on Saturday, April 10th!