For the last five months, your neighbors have been busy coming up with proposals for neighborhood improvement projects, ideas that you will get to vote on later this month in the 49th Ward’s “Participatory Budgeting” election. Find out tomorrow exactly what those proposals are.
Join me for the PB49 Project Expo TOMORROW (Saturday, March 29th), 10:00 a.m., at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks).
The meeting tomorrow is the next step in my Participatory Budgeting processthat gives 49th Ward residents the power to decide directly how to spend $1 million of the Ward’s “menu money”–discretionary funds received annually by each Chicago alderman for infrastructure improvements in their wards.
You will hear directly from five volunteer committees about projects they’re proposing to be placed on the election ballot on Saturday, May 3rd. You’ll then have an opportunity to offer your feedback and suggestions on the proposed ideas.
If you’re not able to make tomorrow’s meeting, an identical Project Expo will be held next Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Church by the Lake, 7100 N. Ashland (at Estes). Free parking is available in the lot just west of the church.
For more information about participatory budgeting and how the process works in the 49th Ward, visit the Participatory Budgeting page on my web site:
I look forward to hearing your input tomorrow or at next Tuesday’s Project Expo.
P.S. Mark your calendar for the upcoming 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election Day. Vote for your favorite 49th Ward infrastructure projects at the Voting Assembly, Saturday, May 3rd, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at theChicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark (just south of the firehouse).