Tonight is your last chance to provide your comments and suggestions on the proposed neighborhood improvement projects that will be put to a vote of the entire 49th Ward community on Saturday, May 4th.
Join us for a Project Expo TONIGHT (Thursday, April 4th), 7:00 p.m., at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks). This is the latest step in my “Participatory Budgeting” process that gives 49th Ward residents the power to decide directly how to spend the Ward’s $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 from five volunteer committees about projects they’re proposing to be placed on the election ballot on Saturday, May 4th. You’ll then have an opportunity to offer your feedback and suggestions on the proposed ideas.
(Note: For Spanish speakers, a Neighborhood Assembly in Spanish will be held on Wed., April 10th, at St. Jerome’s, 1706 W. Lunt.)
For more information about participatory budgeting and how the process works in the 49th Ward, visit the Participatory Budgeting page on my web site:
The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee and I look forward to hearing your input tonight.
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 4th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark St. (just south of the firehouse).