Councilman Mark Weprin announced the results of the 2014 Participatory Budgeting voting in his district.
Residents of three Queens City Council districts will soon have a chance to decide what projects they want funded in their communities.
Northeast Queens residents have answered the million dollar question. The 23rd District has voted to repair the Queens County Farm Museum, provide the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps with emergency equipment, install 20 SMART Boards in Martin Van Buren High School and mount three sets of portable security cameras in the district. A musical stage [...]
A million dollar decision is in the hands of some Queens residents. Three City Council districts in the borough have a week, starting April 1, to vote on community projects they want the city to fund. Part of an initiative called “Participatory Budgeting,” residents are allowed to develop ideas and then choose five physical infrastructure [...]
Some Queens residents will soon have another say in where their tax dollars go. The city’s second year “participatory budgeting” initiative will allow eight City Council districts — including three in Queens — to choose which physical infrastructure projects they will fund in their neighborhoods this year. The $10 million budget, officials said, is completely [...]