Our million dollar decision: please pledge to vote

Our million dollar decision: please pledge to vote

UPDATE: See the full list of projects that will be on the ballot here.

This is our million dollar decision. How will we invest in our community to ensure that we have great schools, parks, and cultural institutions, safe streets, reliable transportation, and a healthy environment?

In Participatory Budgeting, you are the decision maker - and voting will begin later this month!

Can we count on you? Pledge to vote as part of participatory budgeting at BradLander.com/pbPledge.

Tuesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 29

Councilmember Lander’s District Office
7:30am - 8:00pm
456 5th Avenue, 3rd Fl

Saturday, March 31

Windsor Terrace Library
160 East 5th Street
10:00am - 4:30pm

PS 58
330 Smith Street
(Enter on 1st Place)
10:00am - 6:00pm

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, April 1

Beth Jacob Day
Care Center
1363 46th Street
10:00am - 5:00pm

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
10:00am - 5:00pm

Carroll Park
Carroll Street between Court and Smith
10:00am - 5:00pm

We kicked off the process last fall, with community meetings that solicited nearly 1,000 ideas from residents across the district for how to spend $1 million on projects in our neighborhoods. Over the past four months, many of your neighbors have been hard at work as participatory budgeting delegates, evaluating those ideas and deciding which to put on the ballot.

The ballot will include everything from new technology for district schools to improvements to local parks. There are voting locations all across the district and early voting at my office, so there should be a location that is accessible to you. And join us for the Participatory Budgeting Expo on Wednesday, March 14th, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Park Slope Armory, to learn more about the projects that will be on the ballot (visit BradLander.com/PB for more information).

If you haven’t already, now is the time to get involved. Make your voice heard and pledge to vote in participatory budgeting.

Participatory budgeting has helped renew my faith in local democracy - and many of you have told me the same. Let’s make this experiment a success and get out and vote!

If you want to go beyond voting and be part of the community that is making neighborhood decision making more democratic, please volunteer to help with participatory budgeting. We need people to make phone calls, hand out fliers, and talk to their neighbors. Sign up here.




Voters must be 18 years or older and live in the district. When voting, please bring one or more documents proving current address and age. Visit http://pbnyc.org for a list of accepted documents.

If you will be out of town, or are homebound, you can still be part of participatory budgeting. Call our office, at 718-499-1090, by March 13th to receive a ballot by mail.