Tomorrow, Saturday, March 30, 2019, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will hold a kick off for Participatory Budget Vote Week. Council Member Rodriguez invites all Council District 10 residents to provide input on how a million dollars will be spent in the community.
For Participatory Budgeting, a million dollars from Council Member Rodriguez’s capital budget will be distributed amongst community-proposed projects. With nearly one hundred projects submitted, volunteers from across the community have narrowed it down to five projects. Voters 11 years old and older, will be able to pick their top three choices. Projects range from school repairs to basketball courts, to one of our hidden gems, the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Residents of Council District 10 will be able to vote on the projects that they want to see implemented within Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill. Residents over the age of 11 will be able to cast their vote, either online or in-person. You can find directions on how to vote in English and Spanish. The Council website lists the projects and pop-up voting sites are located throughout the district all week from March 30 to April 7, 2019.
The Fort Washington Library, 535 West 179th Street, New York, New York 10033