2018 Participatory Budgeting Ballot Items

2018 Participatory Budgeting Ballot Items

It’s that time of year again to determine how we will allocate $1 million of local infrastructure funds during the 45th Ward participatory budgeting process.

In the spring, residents offered their ideas for this year’s ballot during five different neighborhood assemblies. Volunteer community representatives have been working hard since then to develop 15 projects for the 2018 ballot.

Community representatives and staff members will be at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market this Sunday, October 8, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. …

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Participatory Budget 45

Share your ideas to improve the 45th Ward at a neighborhood assembly! Beginning May 4, we will host five (5) neighborhood assemblies where we will gather infrastructure improvement ideas from stakeholders. Past ideas have included pedestrian refuge islands, the Independence Park playground, and bike lanes along Milwaukee.

Please help me reach as many residents as possibleby sharing this flyer with your networks.

Feel free to contact my at ward45@cityofchicago.org with questions, concerns, or ideas.

We look forward to working with you to improve the 45th Ward!

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45TH Ward Participatory Budgeting

45TH Ward Participatory Budgeting

Please join us as we discuss what capital improvements would make our ward a better place to live. Learn more about participatory budgeting at www.pb45.org.

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PB45 2015 Project Expos Start April 11, Voting April 27-May 2

PB45 2015 Project Expos Start April 11, Voting April 27-May 2

As you may recall, for the last two years, I have used a participatory budgeting process to allocate $1 million of local infrastructure funds, also known as the Aldermanic Menu. In past years, voters approved funding for pigeon abatement in viaducts, a new turf field at Beaubien School, a new playground at Independence Park, the planting of 450 trees, 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 …

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PB45 results are in

PB45 results are in

This week, 516 voted in our participatory budgeting process, deciding on what projects would be funded through the Neighborhood Capital Infrastructure Program, also known as aldermanic menu money. The results are in.

Voters decided that 55.1% of the $1 million should go toward street resurfacing throughout the ward. That leaves $449,000 for projects selected by voters.

Each voter selected up to three projects. The results are:

256 votes for tree planting throughout the ward, with a plurality selecting 450 trees to be planted at a cost of $240,750;
225 votes for $100,000 of …

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