We’re gearing up this week for another round of Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assemblies this week.
Meet with your neighbors to decide how to spend $1 million to improve our neighborhood. Attend one of twoNeighborhood Assemblies that will be held this week, launching the 2013 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process in which the residents of my ward vote directly on how to spend $1 million in capital improvement funds.
Tomorrow’s Neighborhood Assembly (Thursday, October 10) will be held at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1240 W. Greenleaf (at the lake).
Pizza and refreshments, courtesy of J.B. Alberto’s Pizza, will be served at each meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meetings will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.
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.
You can be involved as much or as little as your schedule permits, but get involved. Be a part of this history-making democratic process!
Below is the schedule for the remaining Neighborhood Assemblies:
UPCOMING NEIGHBORHOOD ASSEMBLIES
(Note: Complimentary pizza will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before all meetings. The meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 9, Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt
Thursday, Oct. 10, Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf
Wednesday, Oct. 16, Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers
Thursday, Oct. 17, St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (Spanish language)
Join me at one of the Neighborhood Assemblies and help make history!