Greenfield Announces Winners Of Participatory Budgeting Projects
Security cameras, resurfaced streets and pedestrian countdown signals — these are just a few of the winning projects announced by Councilman David Greenfield after he asked the public for the best way to spend $1.1 million from a special discretionary fund.
The money was split between five projects and spread out over Bensonhurst, Midwood and Borough Park, according to a report by Yeshiva World News.
Bensonhurst and Midwood are each getting $200,000 worth of pedestrian crossing signals. Midwood is also getting $200,000 for security cameras.Borough Park is getting $200,000 for security cameras to be installed at select locations by the NYPD. They are also getting $300,000 to resurface streets throughout the neighborhood.
More than 1,600 people came out to vote on the various projects that focused on the hot button issue of pedestrian safety and Greenfield was encouraged by the public participation in the initiative.
“I hope that many of the people who took advantage of this unique opportunity will stay involved in their local community and government, and I look forward to working with them again in the future. This really was democracy at its finest and showed how well government can work when we give the power back to the people of our community,” Greenfield said.
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