Greenfield sets aside $1 million for participatory budgeting
Constituents voting on projects this week
Councilmember David G. Greenfield has set aside $1 million out of the city budget to give residents of his council district the chance to decide how to spend the money.
It’s all part of the city’s participatory budgeting process, a process by which everyday citizens get the opportunity to decide which capital budget projects they want to see funded.
Residents in the participating council districts will be voting this week for their favorite projects.
Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Midwood-Bensonhurst) said there are several worthy projects on the participatory budgeting ballot this year, including initiatives related to public safety, transit, senior citizens, youth, arts and culture and neighborhood beautification.