Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2016 $1 Million Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly Comes To Roosevelt Island August 19 Says NYC Council Member Ben Kallos - Come Suggest Your Million Dollar Idea For Roosevelt Island

Last April, Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 Green Roof proposal won $500 hundred thousand in 2015 NYC Participatory Budget funds from our Council Member Ben Kallos.

Tomorrow, you have a chance to recommend a Roosevelt Island project to win up to $1 Million as Council Member Kallos begins the 2016 Participatory Budgeting process.

According to Mr. Kallos:
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In other words, the people who pay taxes decide how tax dollars get spent. Participatory budgeting is grassroots democracy at its best. It helps make budget decisions clear and accessible. It gives real power to people who have never before been involved in the political process. And it results in better budget decisions - because who better knows the needs of our community than the people who live there?...
You can learn more at:
Neighborhood Assembly for Participatory Budgeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Chapel of the Good Shepherd
543 Main Street
New York, NY 10044
and from Council Member Kallos' Participatory Budgeting web page.

Here's what happened at the October 2014 Roosevelt Island Participatory Budgeting Assembly.