Participatory Budgeting (PB) empowers residents to decide how to spend public money in their community.
In this year’s capital discretionary budget, Council Member Erik Bottcher is allocating $1 million for PB in his district, and this spring, the residents of Council District 3 will get to vote on how that money will be spent.
First, Erik’s office will collect ideas from the community for which capital projects should be on the ballot.
Click here to submit ideas
To submit an idea:
- Click “Idea Submission”
- Click “New Proposal”
- Create a NYC.ID account or log in with existing account
- Submit new proposal
If someone does not wish to create a NYC.ID account, they can still submit their idea by going to this page.
Ideas for PB must be capital projects, which means they must be public infrastructure projects that are worth more than $50,000 with a lifespan of at least five years.
Here are some examples of projects that have been funded through PB in the past:
Real Time Rider Information at Bus Stops ($125,000): Electronic boards to display real time bus arrival information at five key bus stops throughout Council District 3.
Street Tree Protection Package ($200,000): Tree guards, watering tree gators and informative care tags for street trees planted since 2017.
Air Conditioning for the Library at P.S. 111 ($150,000): This project provided air conditioning for a library that is used as a summer school site for students.
“I am excited to announce that Participatory Budgeting is back in Council District 3!” said Council Member Erik Bottcher. “I believe that government should be inclusive, collaborative and accessible. I can’t wait to see everyone’s great ideas for projects throughout our community!”
PB is a volunteer-driven process. If you are interested in volunteering with Council Member Bottcher’s office, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I believe that government should be inclusive, collaborative and accessible. I can’t wait to see everyone’s great ideas for projects throughout our community!” Council Member Erik Bottcher