PBNYC 2016 "Programming" Ballot

PBNYC 2016 "Programming" Ballot

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Our 5th year of Participatory Budgeting NYC (PBNYC) has just wrapped up! But we'll be getting the process for our 6th year underway soon.

A Brand New Voting Opportunity!

This year for the first time ever, in addition to the usual ballot of capital projects, voters will be able to cast up to 3 extra votes on the "programming funds" ballot below.

Programming funds (also known as "expense funds") are smaller and more flexible than capital funds (think supporting innovative programs at local organizations, compared to city agency supported brick and mortar projects). For more on the difference between each type of funding visit the budget section of the City Council's website.

Voters can cast up to 3 extra votes on the ballot below. The winning projects on this extra ballot, up to $50,000, will be funded. 


Translation Equipment for Multi-Lingual Schools 

Allows interpreters to provide live translation during school events.  Non-English speaking audience members listen through headsets. Equipment accommodates up to 8 languages and 2,000 receivers.

Location: PS 130, PS 131, PS 179, PS 230, and MS 839

Cost:  $25,000


 District 39: Translation Equipment for Multi-Lingual Schools from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.

Student Teams Lead School Diversity Programming

IntegrateNYC4me will assist 4 intentionally diverse schools in developing plans to foster inclusion and integration. Student-based teams will present ideas to school communities and partner schools.

Location: PS133, Bklyn New School, Bklyn Arts & Sci, PS372<image001.gif>

Cost:  $11,000


 District 39: Youth Led School Inclusion Program from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.


EWaste Bicycle Pick-up to Gowanus Warehouse

A pilot program where unwanted electronic items will be picked up by cargo bicycle and brought to the Gowanus E-waste warehouse. The pilot will serve those within a one mile radius of the warehouse.

Location: LES Ecology Center's Gowanus EWaste Warehouse

Cost: $19,000


 District 39: EWaste Bicycle Pick-up to Gowanus Warehouse from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.

Arts, Culture & Community Facilities:

Overnight Book Drops at Three Library Branches

Installation of overnight book drops at three district library branches to enable after-hours library returns. The drops will make utilizing the library easier and help people avoid fines.

Location: Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace & Borough Park 

 Cost: $24,000 ($8,000/drop)


 District 39: Book Drops at Three Library Branches from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.

Music Equipment for Three Senior Centers

Music equipment for three district senior centers, including guitars and keyboards, to enhance current music programming and to facilitate new programs such as keyboard classes and karaoke.

Location: Prospect Hill, Eileen Dugan & Park Slope Ctrs

 Cost: $5,000


 District 39: Music Equipment for Programming at Three Senior Centers from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.

Tech Upgrade at Imani House Social Service Center

Upgrade Imani House's old office tech—computers, printer, software, etc.—to help them aid education for youth, families, immigrants; help the jobless and homeless; and advocate for women's rights.

Location: Imani House – 76A 5th Ave in Park Slope

 Cost: $24,000


 District 39: Technology Upgrade for Imani House from Arts & Democracy Project on Vimeo.


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