How Would You Spend $1 Million to Improve Your Neighborhood?
Every year, each alderman is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds — yes, there is literally a menu to spend on infrastructure. In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff, and residents. The 45th Ward, however, uses a process called participatory budgeting to give power to our residents to make real decisions that affect their lives.
We are in the beginning stages of the 2019 participatory budgeting cycle and want to reach as many residents as possible to join in on the process.
To reach more people, we will offer residents more ways to submit ideas:
1) Attend a neighborhood assembly!
2) Submit an idea online
3) Submit an idea at an idea box or idea wall
More information on participatory budgeting and projects that have won in the past is available on the PB45 website.
Thank you for pitching in to make your community better!