Thursday, September 1, 2016


From our New York City Councilmember, Brad Lander:

It’s that time of the year again: our 6th cycle of Participatory Budgeting NYC (PBNYC) is about to kick off, and we need your help – and your ideas – to make this another fantastic year of grassroots democracy.

Last year over 67,000 people voted citywide, funding $38 million worth of projects in 28 districts around the city.

Here in our district you voted on $1.5 million worth of projects – including translation equipment in 5 public schools, bus countdown-clocks for the B67/B69, new laptop carts for a high school, new “mobile art studios,” and so much more.

If you’ve had a good experience with PBNYC in the past, we hope you’ll continue – and even increase – your involvement this year. 

Submit an idea to improve your neighborhood, help out at a neighborhood assembly, or join a delegate committee to see how these projects make it to the ballot, from start to finish. PBNYC only works because people like you step up and make it your own.

You can give your idea to improve your neighborhood, and learn about the many ways that you can get more involved at our upcoming PBNYC assemblies this fall.

Some of our assemblies will feature conversations focused on specific issue areas (per the descriptions below) but there will be room for general discussion at all of them.

Join us for one (or more, if you’re interested) of the following events:

PBNYC Assembly at Carroll Gardens Library
Focus on Arts and Education
Monday, September 19th
6:30 p.m.
396 Clinton St. (near Union St.), Brooklyn, NY

PBNYC Assembly at Park Slope Library
Focus on Streets & Transit, Parks, and the Environment
Thursday, September 22
6:30 p.m.
431 6th Ave. (near 9th St.), Brooklyn, NY

For Kensington and Windsor Terrace:
PBNYC Assembly at PS 230
Wednesday, September 28
6:30 pm
1 Albemarle Rd (btw Dahill Rd. and McDonald Ave), Brooklyn, NY

We’re also collecting ideas online. If you can’t make it to one of our neighborhood assemblies, submit your PBNYC idea here.