Friday, March 25, 2016

NYC 2016 Participatory Budget Voting Starts Saturday March 26 - Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA Requests Your Vote For School Green Roof & Computer Carts On Ballot

Saturday March 26th begins the 2016 NYC Participatory Budget (PB) voting process which runs through Sunday, April 3rd.  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.

The Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA tweets:
and adds:
Every vote matters - vote to finalize the funding for the STEM Green Roof!

1.5 Million is needed to transform 6,750 sq. ft. of underutilized school roof top into a science learning hub with an area for performance. Last year 217 Green Roof project won $750,000, but we are only half way there! We must win this year to get the Green Roof! Competition from the Upper East Side is FIERCE, and they are mobilizing at full force for their projects.

​Please show up & vote & spread the word to get others to vote.
You can vote on or near Roosevelt Island on these dates
  • Saturday, March 26 from 11am-2pm (during the RIRA Easter Egg Hunt) at Manhattan Park; 
  • Tuesday, March 29 from 4-7pm at the Island F subway station; 
  • Wednesday, March 30 from 4-7pm at Tramway Plaza (Manhattan side); or 
  • Thursday, March 31 from 7:30-10:30am at PS/IS 217.
Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos adds:
You decide on how to spend $1 million in our community starting March 26th through April 3rd as part of Participatory Budgeting
Anyone 14 or over can vote by mail or in person at our district office for the entirety of vote week.
March 26th – April 3rd:
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
We will also make voting more convenient by bringing the ballots closer to you at mobile voting sites throughout the district with help from this cycle’s budget delegates who will be sponsoring even more vote sites as they continue to shepherd the process. Let us know when and where you'll be voting with your reservation below:
Saturday, 3/26/2016:
10:00AM – 2:00PM, East 82nd Street Greenmarket, RSVP
11:00AM – 2:00PM, 20 River Road, Manhattan Park, Roosevelt Island, RSVP

Sunday, 3/27/2016:
10:00AM – 2:00PM, Carl Schurz Park, RSVP

Monday, 3/28/2016:  
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M79 Bus at York Avenue, RSVP
8:00AM – 11:00AM, 311 East 82nd Street, P.S. 290, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, East 86th between Lexington and Third Avenue, RSVP

Tuesday, 3/29/2016:
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M86 Bus at York Avenue, RSVP
7:30AM – 10:30AM, 1700 Third Avenue, P.S. 198/77, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, F Train Subway at Roosevelt Island, RSVP

Wednesday, 3/30/2016:  
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M67 Bus at First Avenue, RSVP
10:00AM – 1:00PM, 411 East 76th Street, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, Tramway Plaza at E59th Street, RSVP

Thursday, 3/31/2016:
7:30AM – 10:30AM, 645 Main Street, P.S. /I.S. 217, Roosevelt Island, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, East 96th Street Subway Station, RSVP

Friday, 4/1/2016:       
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M72 Bus at First Avenue, RSVP

Saturday, 4/2/2016:  
10:00AM – 2:00PM, East 67th Street Greenmarket, RSVP
Below are the Ben Kallos District 5 Participatory Budget eligible projects including the Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Green Roof and Computer Carts funding.

More on the Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Green Roof project at this previous post.