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How Would YOU Spend $1 Million of the City's Money?

posted Dec 7, 2011, 3:52 PM by Organizing Brooklyn Communities Inc ‎(OBC)‎   [ updated Dec 7, 2011, 4:02 PM ]

For the first time in New York City, and only the second time ever in the United States, you will be able to take part in your democracy in a whole new way and directly shape the decisions that impact your life. The 45th District, along with three other council districts around the city, will be starting a participatory budgeting process, and we want you to get involved!

In participatory budgeting, residents of the 45th District will directly decide how to spend at least $1 million, which Council Member Jumaane D. Williams from his capital budget. Local residents will come together in public meetings to discuss local priorities and design specific infrastructure projects to address the needs of our community.