Monthly Archives: November 2016

Results of Participatory Budgeting Vote in 36th Ward

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!