Participatory Budgeting in District 38

posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:40 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

CARLOS MENCHACA | 38th District

Dear Friends & Neighbors: 

Please join me, this Monday, as we kick off Participatory Budgeting in District 38! This initiative will give the community the unique opportunity to drive the decision-making process for how we spend $2 million dollars in public funds. Our ideas will shape the improvements we see in our schools, libraries, parks, and neighborhoods. 

Over 3,000 District 38 residents cast their ballots in our inaugural year of Participatory Budgeting, setting a new citywide record for the highest voter turnout. Residents developed capital budget proposals that included new NYPD security cameras, street resurfacing for our roadways, a new community garden for the Red Hook Library, and technology and auditorium upgrades for many local schools.

This year, I plan to greatly expand the role of Participatory Budgeting in my office. I want to grow community engagement beyond the capital budget to include a much broader range of policy decisions, and I hope you will join me on Monday evening to learn more. 


Participatory Budgeting Kick Off
Where: Sunset Park High School 153 35th Street, Brooklyn NY
Date: Monday October 27th
Time: 6:30PM 
RSVP: Please reply to this email
Flyers: in English, Spanish, Chinese 
Learn More: PBNYC.ORG/38


Carlos Menchaca
NYC Council Member | District 38