All residents of the 31st Ward will again have the opportunity to decide what needs fixing. $1 Million Dollars is available to make repairs to our Infrastructure. You can help decide where that money is spent.
Watch our newsletter, website, and Facebook Page for more Participatory Budgeting information!
1st Percentage Vote...What percentage of the fund should be spent on roads/alleys?- $373,660
2nd Percentage Vote...What percentage of the funds should be spent on street lighting improvements?- $326,340
PB Chicago (PBC) is an innovative initiative that lets resident decide how to spend $1 million of tax dollars for local infrastructure needs. Through a participatory budgeting (PB) process,these funds controlled by Aldermen (“menu money”) are allocated by the community. Ward residents and stakeholders will propose spending ideas and develop project proposals, residents will vote on projects, and the list of projects that receive the most votes will be submitted to the Alderman for consideration.
For the 2016 PB process residents voted for $555,000 of the million to be spent on resurfacing streets and alleys, $328,000 to be spent on new street lights on Kostner (Diversey-Belmont), and $50,000 for small improvements to all four 31st Ward parks.
Our second round of participatory budgeting for next years menu money is in full swing with voting starting October 9, 2016.