Volunteer for District 39!

In the wake of election day, where in some Brooklyn areas turnout exceeded expectations, many of you may be feeling energized and ready to get involved in local politics.  Attending your community board meetings is definitely a good place to start and we encourage all who can to do that.  Here is another way to […]

Participatory Budgeting is Almost Here.

Participatory budgeting is a wonderful opportunity to have a say in what improvements are made to your community.  There is a list of nominated projects and you can vote for which ones, within your district, you think the budget should include.  This year it’s even easier to share your opinion because they have made it […]

Participatory Budgeting kicking off tonight in Carroll Gardens.

We’ve blogged before about coming out to vote on participatory budgeting projects for our area but have never blogged about the idea phase. Basically before a project is even picked to vote on there are community meetings with input from the public about what needs improvement. Here’s a bit about it below from Brad Lander’s […]

Reminder: It’s Participatory Budgeting Vote Week!

First of all, if you don’t know what participatory budgeting is you should watch this video.  It’s very informative. A brief description is that the community members get to vote on where a certain amount of budget goes towards improvements around the neighborhood from a list of projects. For example, there are  more than a […]