Constantinides to host participatory budgeting assemblies in the fall

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If you enjoyed participatory budgeting in the last two years, or if your project didn’t win, here’s another shot.

Councilman Costa Constantinides announced the process will start again this September with four neighborhood assemblies in the following places, all at 7 p.m.:

  • September 7 – Cretans Association (32-33 31st Street),
  • September 14  – Lexington School for the Deaf (25-26 75th Street),
  • September 21 – Astoria Houses Community Center (4-05 Astoria Boulevard),
  • September 28 – Bohemian Hall (29-19 34th Avenue)

“I am excited to once again give residents the opportunity to take part in our city budget cycle,” Constantinides said. “This year, we’ve expanded the Participatory Budgeting program to those over 14 years old, so that even more residents can take part in this inclusive process. This community-driven program provides an extraordinary opportunity for all our residents to have a voice and to engage with our city budget cycle in a meaningful way.”

This will be the third year Constantinides has offered PB in his district. He has pledged to allocate another $1 million this year.

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