Nearly 1,100 residents of the 36th Ward voted in this year’s participatory budgeting process and approved the following projects for funding:
Repaving roads — $550,000
Steinmez and Bell Park Athletic Facilities – $175,000
Reinberg Playground and Hermosa Traffic Safety 2 – $145,000
Chicago Academy Playground, Blackhawk Basketball Court, and Hermosa Traffic Safety 1 – $140,000
School safety – $50,000
A variety of projects were included throughout the ward, and residents’ priorities were clearly safety and recreational activities for youngsters. Residents also voted to repair neighborhood streets, choosing to spend 55% of the available menu money to do so.
Ald. Gilbert Villegas noted that voter turnout was 35% higher than last year.
Let’s work toward bringing PB to the 50th!