Participatory Budgeting - You decide how we use $1 million!

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I'm thrilled to announce this year's Participatory Budgeting ballot! Starting March 25th, our community will come together to decide how we spend over $1 million dollars of our city's budget.

Take a look at the ballot here.

And this year, I'm excited to announce we're making it easier than ever to vote! For the first time in Participatory Budgeting history, you can vote online! Thousands vote each year, and with online voting, it's easier than ever to join in and let your voice be heard!

After months of hard work, dedicated community members narrowed down hundreds of great ideas to 18 projects that will make a real difference in our community. Things like important upgrades to our schools, housing and parks!

We'll kick off voting with a Project Expo at Kaufman Studios on March 25th, the first day of voting. At the Expo, you can find out more about the 18 projects from your neighbors, who have served for months as volunteer budget delegates, researching these projects and making them work for our community!

Important information:

Ballot: here

Voting dates & locations: here

  • Anyone over the age of 14 who lives in the district can vote for up to 5 projects on the ballot
  • Online voting will be available Saturday, March 25th
  • If you'd like to volunteer to help at the polls or have any questions, contact Kenny Medrano, our Director of Participatory Budgeting, (718) 383-9566 ext 5 or
  • You can also text "PB26" to 212-676-8384 for more information

This is one of my favorite times of the year when we witness democracy in action. I'm so proud of this community for coming together over the past few months to make our voices heard. This is our chance to demonstrate that we care about our community and we're engaged! Let's show our #QueensValues and vote!