Participatory Budgeting process is open now

The process has started for Participatory Budgeting, where city residents can propose projects for their local councilmember’s share of the city budget. Ideas will be collected through the end of October. File yours here.

There are already a few listed for the district, including fixing the path around Washington Market Park (“it’s super pot holly”), getting a traffic cop to control Holland Tunnel traffic, and adding a water slide to the playground at Pier 25.

This is the idea collection stage. From November to January, budget delegates will transform the ideas into full proposals. Then residents will vote on the proposals next spring in March and April. The winning projects will be worked into the city budget.

Each council district will have $1 million to spend, and sadly, we know that does not go far.