Participatory budgeting winners announced

Costa_PB_1With a new district record of 3,617 votes, Councilman Costa Constantinides announced the winners of this year’s participatory budgeting process:

  • New Tree Plantings ($36,000) – 1,471 votes
  • Bus Countdown Clocks ($250,000) – 1,206 votes
  • Accessible Entrance for Queens Library at Astoria ($250,000) – 1,140 votes
  • Technology Upgrades for District 22 Libraries ($125,000) – 1,044 votes
  • Solar Panels for Queens Library at Steinway ($300,000) – 1,037 votes
  • STEM Lab at the Young Women’s Leadership School ($60,000) – 1,036 votes

“Seeing our vote total more than double from last year shows that neighborhood residents care about our public and community spaces,” Constantinides said. “We are happy to provide this rewarding opportunity that brings the city budget process directly to our community members ad helps keep our neighborhood civically engaged.”


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