Solution for Community: Participatory Budgeting to allow residents to decide how to spend their tax dollars in their communities

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Solution: 
Participatory Budgeting to allow residents to decide how to spend their tax dollars in their communities
Explanation: 

New York City is experiencing a new kind of democracy. Participatory budgeting (PB) allows residents to decide how to spend part of a public budget in their communities. Residents of participating council districts attend informational sessions to learn about the process, submit their own ideas for capital projects, and then vote. The winning projects will be funded through their respective council members capital funds.

What started in 2012 with four council districts, has now expanded to include twenty four districts across the City. The participating districts are:

Andrew Cohen (District 11, Bronx)

Costa Constantinides (District 22, Queens)

David Greenfield (District 44, Brooklyn)

Julissa Ferreras (District 21, Queens)

Corey Johnson (District 3, Manhattan)

Ben Kallos (District 5, Manhattan)

Karen Koslowitz (District 29, Queens)

Brad Lander (District 39, Brooklyn)

Steve Levin (District 33, Brooklyn)

Mark Levine (District 7, Manhattan)

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (District 8, Manhattan/Bronx)

Carlos Menchaca (District 38, Brooklyn)

Daneek Miller (District 27, Queens)

Antonio Reynoso (District 34, Brooklyn/Queens)

Donovan Richards (District 31, Queens)

Ydanis Rodriguez (District 10, Manhattan)

Helen Rosenthal (District 6, Manhattan)

Ritchie Torres (District 15, Bronx)

Mark Treyger (District 47, Brooklyn)

Eric Ulrich (District 32, Queens)

Paul Vallone (District 19, Queens)

Jimmy Van Bramer (District 26, Queens)

Mark Weprin (District 23, Queens)

Jumaane Williams (District 45, Brooklyn)

Source: 
The Participatory Budgeting Project

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