Participatory Budgeting Ballot Projects - 2012
2013 Participatory Budgeting projects to be announced soon!
After months of hard work evaluating hundreds of project ideas, our team of community budget delegates have compiled the following list of Participatory Budgeting ballot projects. Now it's up to you to choose which projects will be funded. Then cast your vote the weekend of March 31-April 1, 2012.
You can vote for up to (but no more than) five projects - which projects will you choose?
Detailed Project Descriptions
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Culture and Community Facilities
Community meeting room renovation with upgraded acoustics, energy efficient lighting, new PA system, and stage. More information here.
Celebrating local cultural diversity, International Mother Language Day, and Bengali language movement. At Dome Playground. More information here.
New books/DVDs for library & equipment for room for meetings, storytelling, rehearsals, and small performances promoting Kensington's cultural diversity. More information here.
Projector for Celebrate Brooklyn & BRIC Art Center - $42,000
High powered projector for large scale, free public performances at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park and at the new BRIC Media House. More information here.
Renovate two dysfunctional bathrooms that serve over 136 of the youngest students daily in a high-needs elementary school. More information here.
Electrical upgrade of multimedia room and purchase of new equipment to support school's news and journalism program. More information here.
PS 131 Auditorium Project - $150,000
This high needs school is also a Performing Arts Magnet. The auditorium needs improvement beginning with the seats. More information here.
PS 39 Cafeteria Soundproofing Project - $150,000
Wall/ceiling mounted sound panels on low roofs & cement walls to lessen extraneous noise in tiny cave-like cafeteria. More information here.
Installation of 15 Smartboards (PS 130), 45 13" Macbook computers with 2 carts and 2 wireless printers (PS 154 grades 1, 3, & 4). More information here.
Pest-free, smell-free compost system near Gowanus Canal uses 1 ton/day of kitchen food scraps collected at local greenmarkets and schools to create rich soil for our gardens, parks, and trees.More information here.
Parks and Recreation
Body Weight Fitness Equipment Area - $60,000
Install new body weight fitness equipment in Prospect Park. More information here.
Plant 100 new trees and install tree guards on blocks with few or no trees (Parks Department will contribute an additional $85,000 to this effort for tree planting if funded). More information here.
Pigeon Plaza Greenstreet Rehabilitation - $250,000
Refurbish Pigeon Plaza (New Utrecht Ave, 45th St, Fort Hamilton Pkwy) with new landscaping, seating, fencing, and trash can. More information here.
Repair Prospect Park pedestrian paths near Park Circle and Long Meadow to prevent flooding, add 10 trash cans in park. More information here.
Streets and Sidewalks
Repaving 50th St from Fort Hamilton Pkwy – 13th Ave. Making it a safer, smoother street (Council Member Greenfield has agreed to secure funding for repaving blocks east of 13th Avenue, which are in his district). More information here.
Repairs & additions to badly damaged and dangerous 9 lane Prospect Expressway pedestrian crossing at Church Avenue, area and landscape. More information here.
Intersection Safety Improvements - $150,000
Build sidewalk ‘bulbs’ at Carroll St & Third Ave to minimize pedestrian crossing distances. More information here.
Install digital signs on bus shelters in the district to inform riders when the next bus will arrive. (MTA must adopt a bus clock system for this project to move forward). More information here.
Help Points at F/G Subway Stations - $300,000
Installing Help Points at 4th Ave and Carroll St. F/G stations, which riders can use to request assistance or make an emergency call. More information here.
Improve south end of Ft. Hamilton subway exit by replanting green areas to control erosion & prevent flooding (if funded, an additional $325,000 will be applied to the project by another agency). More information here.
What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.