Council Speaker Corey Johnson attended a participatory budgeting expo at the Hudson Guild Center on March 29. Photo: Gerardo Romo/NYC Council
Results are in for the 2019 edition of the City Council’s Participatory Budgeting program, which lets New Yorkers vote on how to allocate $1 million in discretionary funding in their neighborhood.
Residents of Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s third district, which covers the West Village, Chelsea and Hells Kitchen, voted to fund three projects:
• Tree guards and other protections for all street trees planted in the district since 2017
• Improved lighting in the park areas at NYCHA’s Elliott-Chelsea Houses and Fulton Houses
• Thirty-five new water bottle filling stations in public schools throughout the district