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Participatory Budgeting NYC 2016

March 15, 2016

Join Council Members Brad Lander (39th District) and Mathieu Eugene (40th District) to cast your vote for this year’s Participatory Budgeting NYC, a process that allows residents of these districts to vote on projects that make a difference in their communities. 

The projects up for a vote in Prospect Park include:

  • New “Lake Mess Monster” (aquatic weed harvester): Prospect Park Alliance needs a new aquatic weed harvester (aka “Lake Mess Monster”) to remove invasive plants such as duckweed from the Lake. Without it, these weeds harm the Lake’s fragile ecosystem and lessen the beauty of this water body. (Council Members Lander and Eugene)
  • Year-round, freeze-resistant drinking fountains along Park Drive: The water fountains in Prospect Park are not available to use during the winter months. This upgrade would upgrade five drinking fountains along the Park Drive to be freeze resistant and operational year round. (Council Member Lander)
  • New Dog Run at Parade Ground: To provide a space for dog owners to have access to a fenced-in space where their pups can exercise and socialize, a dog run is proposed for an unused space at the southwest corner of the Parade Ground. (Council Members Lander and Eugene)
  • Community Barbecue Sites: Prospect Park Alliance is looking to install new barbecue grills, which are similar in style to those at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Picnic Peninsula. (Council Member Eugene)

Voting opens Saturday, March 26, and concludes on Sunday, April 3, and takes place at various voting locations or you can request a write-in ballot. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to participate in this unique community-focused democratic process.

For more information on Participatory Budgeting NYC, including voting locations and times, visit the Participatory Budgeting NYC website.

So make your voice heard, and have a say in improving your neighborhood!