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District 35 Participatory Budgeting: The Results Are In

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Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo (left) thanks Saima Lulu for her participation in PBNYC 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Laurie A. Cumbo)

The results are beginning to come in for New York City’s Participatory Budgeting Cycle 6!

Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo announced the three winning projects for District 35 (Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights) earlier today.

“I am so proud that we were able to nearly double the voter turnout in our second year of participatory budgeting,” Cumbo stated.

A total of 2,743 votes were received in Cumbo’s district—compared to 1,660 votes last year. The votes of her constituents helped decide how to spend $1 million on community projects.

The District 35 PBNYC 2017 Winning Capital Projects are:

Running Water For PS 241 Science Lab – received 1,637 votes and will receive $350,000 in funding.

Science Room And Technology Upgrade For PS 705 – received 1,630 votes and will receive $350,000 in funding.

Safe Routes To School For PS 221 – received 1,447 votes and will receive $300,000 in funding.

Congratulations to the winning project teams!

If you need a reminder, below is the list of the 8 project proposals that were on the District 35 ballot.

Learn more about Participatory Budgeting here.

2017 District 35 Ballot

Education

Running Water For PS 241 Science Lab
Budget: $350,000
Location: PS 241, 976 President Street, Crown Heights

Create a water line for the PS 241 science lab. Install one non-reactive sink, faucet and taps. Update floor material if needed.

Auditorium Renovation For PS 67 And Community Roots Charter School (co-located schools)
Budget: $493,000
Location: 51 Saint Edwards Streets, Fort Greene

Install seating, lighting and sound system. Upgrades will also include restoring circuits and replacing broken lights. New audio equipment, speaker and AV system, pull-down projection system and screen.

Technology/PromethiumActivPanels For PS 532 New Bridges Elementary School
Budget: $65,000
Location: PS 532, 1025 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights

Install 10 Promethium ActivPanels for classrooms to help improve learning for students and faculty.

Science Room And Technology Upgrade For PS 705
Budget: $350,000
Location: PS 705, 443 St. Marks Avenue, Prospect Heights

Science classroom upgrade including a built-in teacher’s station as well as a technology upgrade with mobile STEM labs and a 3D Printer.

Auditorium Upgrades PS 9
Budget: $350,000
Location: PS 9, 80 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Heights

Replace stage lighting and sound system; install a projector; restore approximately ten (10) auditorium seats; repaint auditorium; refurbish stage floor; and upgrade electrical as needed.

Housing

Ingersoll Houses Garden Improvements
Budget: $500,000
Location: Ingersoll Housing Development, Fort Greene

Install a watering system to make gardening easier as well as benches and lighting to ensure residents enjoy this community hub.

Streets & Transit

Safe Route To PS 221
Budget: $300,000
Location: PS 221, 791 Empire Boulevard (Empire, Troy Avenue, and Montgomery Street intersections), Crown Heights

Install safe route with improved crosswalks, new traffic medians, and other traffic-calming measures such as speed bumps, new traffic signals, and improved signs to reduce pedestrian accidents.

Bus Pads on Fulton Street
Budget: $300,000
Location: Fulton Street near Clermont Avenue, Fort Greene

Install bus pads to replace the surface where buses stop and replace the warped pavement with a solid concrete pad. The warped streets pose a danger for bicyclists and pedestrians.

 

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