PB45 2014 Project Expo Saturday, Voting in May

As you may recall, last year, I used a participatory budgeting process to allocate $1 million of local infrastructure funds, also known as the Aldermanic Menu. Voters approved pigeon abatement in viaducts, a new turf field at Beaubien School, and several other projects, in addition to extensive street resurfacing.

We’re continuing with the process this year. In the fall,residents offered their ideas. Now come learn how we have turned many of those ideas into projects for the 2014 ballot.

One project expo remains where you can learn more about what is on the ballot.

Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am-1 pm
Congregational Church of Jefferson Park (basement)
5320 W. Giddings

This year, projects include:

  • Renovations to the Wilson Park tennis courts ($67,000);
  • A new playground at Independence Park ($100,000);
  • More pigeon abatement and viaduct remediation ($150,000);
  • Buffered bike lanes on Lawrence between Cicero and Long ($70,000);
  • New fencing on the pedestrian walkway to the Gladstone Park Metra station ($25,000);
  • Three on-street bike corrals around Six Corners ($10,000);
  • Tree planting throughout the ward ($535 per tree, vote for 150, 300, or 450);
  • Branded street light banner holders throughout the Jefferson Park business district ($17,500); and
  • Improved lighting at the Irving Park Road-Kennedy bridge ($51,000) and the Pulaski-Union Pacific viaduct ($10,000).

Additionally, voters will again select a percentage of the $1 million to go toward street resurfacing. You can learn more about potential street projects during the expos.

Voting will be from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 10, at the Wilson Park Field House, 4630 N. Milwaukee. You can also vote early at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, during the week of May 5-9, between 8 am and 6 pm.

Learn about the projects, then make your voice heard by voting.


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