Project Censored writes: “These stories suggest that a better world is both possible and practical . . . and that every day, all over the world, people are solving problems. The message is simple: Stop fighting or lamenting existing reality–be an innovator and help create something better.”
The magazine notes the 49th Ward became the first place in the United States to adopt Participatory Budgeting, which allows taxpayers to decide directly how to spend public money and that the process “keeps government spending transparent, changes governmental priorities, and makes democracy palpable.”
Be a part of this history-making process. Learn about Participatory Budgeting at one of the Neighborhood Assemblies that are now taking place throughout the 49th Ward where you can get in on the ground floor in determining the project proposals that will be presented to the 49th Ward voters next April.
Below are the remaining Neighborhood Assemblies:
Neighborhood Assembly Schedule
(Note: All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.)
Monday, Oct. 4th, New Field School, 1707 W. Morse
Tuesday, Oct. 5th, St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (Spanish language)
Wednesday, Oct. 6th, Loyola University, Campion Hall, 6551 N. Sheridan
Monday, Oct. 11th, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, Oct. 12th, Natalie Salmon House, 7320 N. Sheridan
Tuesday, Oct. 19th, Gale Academy, 1631 W. Jonquil
I look forward to seeing you at one of the assemblies!