How would you spend $1 million in our community? That’s the number one question that members of the New York City Council throughout the five boroughs have been asking community residents and stakeholders.
Through participatory budgeting, New Yorkers have the opportunity to submit ideas to improve “schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces” with capital money to fund “brick and mortar” projects.
Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. who represents Bedford-Stuyvesant and serves as chair of the Committee on Small Business, launched participatory budgeting earlier this month with neighborhood assemblies within the 36th Council District.for a third consecutive year.
The next event will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 5:30PM in the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, 82 Lewis Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206.
For more information on participatory budgeting or to get involved, call Council Member Cornegy’s office at (718) 919-0740 or visit https://council.nyc.gov/pb/.