The past several months local Councilman Brad Lander has been running a participatory budgeting project, allowing the public to suggest and vote for ways to spend $1 million of his office’s discretionary funds. Several other council members in the city have been running similar workshops and many great ideas have been brought to light. Though no ideas are specifically based in Cobble Hill proper, as voters in the 39th district we are all able to cast votes (3/27-3/29 & 3/31-4/1) at various locations in area.
For more details on voting for the Participatory Budgeting projects and to see the 20 projects on the ballot, visit Councilman Lander’s website. http://bradlander.
And when you attend to cats your vote, remember to point out that no matter which projects are awarded funding there are still many worthy issues in our neighborhood which his office must address such as the decaying & dangerous Brooklyn Queens Expressway as well as the need to “Fix the Ditch” by improving pedestrian & bicycle connections between us and our neighbors on the waterfront.