2015-09-02 / Front Page

Koslowitz Kicks Off Participatory Budgeting Process

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is once again gearing up for Participatory Budgeting (PB). PB is a City Council initiative whereby council district residents decide and vote on projects within the district. Koslowitz’ council district (29) is composed of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park and parts of Richmond Hill. In 2015, over 1,300 residents participated in the process. In the coming weeks, community members will come together at public assemblies to discuss local needs and develop proposals for fiscal year 2016-2017.
One million dollars was allocated by Koslowitz for 2015 PB. One million dollars will once again be dedicated for PB in 2016. In the 2015 PB process, the community voted to fund security cameras; “On the Go! Real-time” subway information kiosks; and electrical upgrades to provide air conditioning systems in three of their local schools. These winning projects will be implemented later this year.
Look for specific dates for the public assemblies in the coming weeks. If you would like to take part in this exciting process, please contact Alex Anderson in Councilwoman Koslowitz’ office at 718-544-8800 or alanderson@council.nyc.gov.


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