participatory budgeting

Northeast Queens votes on community project funding
Northeast Queens votes on community project funding
News Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 1:17PM

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 [...]

Council districts to get vote on city-funded community projects
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/27/2013 at 4:36PM

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 [...]

Budgeting initiative gives Queens residents a say
News Philip Hertling 8/10/2012 at 9:11AM

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 [...]