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!

 

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