Participatory Budgeting Ballot Projects - 2013

Participatory Budgeting Ballot Projects - 2013

Overview   l  What Happens When  l   Ballot   l   Funded Projects

After months of hard work evaluating hundreds of project ideas, our team of community budget delegates compiled the following list of Participatory Budgeting ballot projects. Over 2,800 people voted over one weekend in April 2013 and selected six projects to receive funding.

We hope you join us at the neighborhood assemblies this fall to give your idea for Participatory Budgeting. It just might make it onto next year's ballot!

Sample Ballot

(click for detailed view of sample ballot)


We also have ballots in Bangla, Spanish, Chinese, and Yiddish.

Ballot Design: the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the design firm of MTWTF, and the PBNYC Citywide Steering Committee.


 

Education

Safe Auditorium Upgrade for Performing Arts PS 131

Safety upgrades in auditorium for high-needs performing arts school. Broken chairs & dangerous stage must be replaced - $100,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Renovate 8 Bathrooms, PS 58, The Carroll School

Provide healthier environment for generations to come by replacing fixtures & flushing mechanisms. Last renovation: 1954 - $110,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Safe dance floor for only inclusion school PS 372

Replace unsafe linoleum floor with wood dance floor for combined general & special ed PreK - 5 school and community use - $125,000.  More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

PS 230: Help Kids Connect & Learn With Technology

Install 34 Smartboards w/supporting MacBooks in high-needs, diverse (25+ home languages) school serving 1,300 students - $180,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

PS 179: Technology upgrade for underserved school

27 SmartBoards for high-needs school to aid learning for English language learners, special education and gifted students - $115,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Youth

John Jay High School Campus Media & Filmmaking Lab

Computer lab & auditorium projector will provide state-of-the-art technology & student filmmaking program for 4 schools - $100,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Culture & Community Facilities

Carroll Gardens/Windsor Terrace Library Computers

29 new adult & preschool computers at these branches to support community needs for internet access & computer literacy - $75,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Projector for Celebrate Brooklyn & BRIC Art Center

High-powered projector for large scale free public events at Celebrate Brooklyn and the new BRIC Art Center - $40,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Groundswell Community Mural Project Media Upgrade

Multimedia capable computers & printers for organization that brings communities together to create murals for social change - $50,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Environment

3rd Street Green Corridor: New Trees, Less Runoff

10 trees with enhanced pits will improve storm drainage, and add shade and beauty in Gowanus from Bond St. to 3rd Ave - $170,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Retain the Rain: PS 39 Stormwater Initiative

Community environmental pilot and outdoor classroom with bioswales and permeable paving to reduce runoff from schoolyard - $125,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Equipment for Community Compost Program

Truck & shredder to enhance composting project funded last year, processing household/school food scraps & leaves - $65,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Parks & Recreation

Install New Fitness Equipment Workout Stations

Expand and install new body weight based fitness equipment stations at the Prospect Park Southwest workout zone - $60,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Additional Benches for Prospect Park

Provide additional park benches at selected sites along the interior of the park, mainly along ball field path - $40,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Carroll Park Internal Fence Replacement

Replace short fence around memorial with iron fence used elsewhere in park. Protect plants, reduce maintenance, improve appearance - $200,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Sustainable Running Surface Pilot on Prospect Park Drive

Replace 1/8-1/4 mile of pedestrian lane with softer, porous surface, improving running experience & stormwater management - $250,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Transit

Bus Clocks at 10-20 Bus Stops Across District

Where is the next bus? Electronic signs at your stop tell you! DOT will install 10-20 displays throughout the district - $75,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

More turnstiles at Union St R Train Stop

Fewest gates per rider of all district stations; adding two turnstiles would improve safety for 25,000 riders daily - $130,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Public Safety & Public Health

Church Ave Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Extend sidewalks and reduce crossing distances on Church Ave at Coney Island Ave and McDonald Ave intersections - $300,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Improvements to the streets, crosswalks, curbs, and signage around Yeshiva Torah Temimah School on Ocean Parkway - $300,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Security Cameras to Enhance Community Safety

Install 4, highly-visible security cameras in each of the District's four police precincts, especially near Prospect Park - $200,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

 

Streets

Kensington Triangle Park Improvements

Vibrant green space for residents at Church Ave & 35th St, extending sidewalk, and adding park bench, planters and mosaic - $330,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Hamilton/Van Brunt Community Plaza

On Hamilton Avenue create plaza with gardens, art & benches to improve pedestrian safety & create space for community gatherings - $205,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Hicks Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Fixing a visibility-limiting fence, extending curbs or other additions on this high traffic street by schools & parks - $350,000. More information here.

Watch a video about this project here:

Thank you to our partners for filming and editing videos for each of the above projects:

Camera & Edit: Carlos Pareja Additional
Camera: Skyelar MacLeod
Field Reporter: Arlette Mathis
People's Production House and Arts & Democracy Project

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