Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Help Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Green Roof And Computer Carts Win NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Participatory Budget Funds - Vote Today At F Subway Station Or Tomorrow At Tram Station From 4-7 PM, Online Voting Available Too

NYC Participatory Budget voting began last Saturday, March 26 and will continue thru Sunday April 3. As previously reported:
... Of the fourteen projects on the ballot in our District 5 this year, two would fund Roosevelt Island projects, including PS/IS 217 computer carts and the balance of funding needed to finish the PS/IS 217 Green Roof...
Roosevelt Island's NYC District 5 Council Member Ben Kallos tweets:
You can vote in the District 5 Participatory Budget Process on Roosevelt Island tonight at the F Subway Station from 4- 7 PM and also at these other times and places.

Council Member Kallos adds:
... through Thursday, March 31 you can request a digital ballot to vote online at BenKallos.com/PB/Digital

Join more than 1,000 of your neighbors who have already cast their votes to decide on how to spend $1 million in our community today through April 3rd as part of Participatory Budgeting.

Anyone 14 or over can vote online or in person at our district office or a mobile voting site for the entirety of vote week....
... It is easy to request to vote online if you are already registered to vote and even if you aren't just use your phone and take a picture of a recent utility bill with your name and address on it.

Please allow 24 hours for my team to verify your name and current address  Please consider volunteering to help run a pollsite and if none of the dates and locations work for you or if it is just more convenient remember to register to vote online by Thursday, March 31 at BenKallos.com/PB/Digital .
Roosevelt Island's Participatory Budget Delegate Christina Delfico reports on the March 26 Roosevelt Island Participatory Voting at the Easter Egg Hunt:
On 3/26 we garnered 120 votes toward the 1200 votes we think are needed to win. Roosevelt Island is the underdog with less than 4 opportunities to vote in our neighborhood versus 21 site chances to vote on the Upper East Side.

Please spread the word to garner more votes for both ballot item #4 (PS/IS 217 Green Roof) and # 9 (PS/IS 217 Computer Carts), our two island projects. To date the PS/IS 217 Green Roof has garnered $750,000 toward the 1.5M needed and it is a remarkable achievement that our little island could win $500,000 last year in the 2015 Participatory Budget vote surpassing the Upper East Side's highly connected and mobilized neighborhood.

Please help us drive voters on these last very convenient dates.

Elected officials pay attention to our island when we vote!

LAST LOCAL CHANCES TO VOTE - 14 year old and older, non US citizens ok, non registered voters ok. 
I spoke with Mr. Kallos and Ms. Delfico at the Roosevelt Island Participatory Budget location as Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt was finishing. Here's what they had to say.

The full Participatory Budget Vote Ballot for District 5 is available here and polling locations here.