The next round of participatory budgeting in Chicagos 49th Ward will kick off Tuesday night, according to Ald. Joe Moores office.
Moore is set to hold the first of several neighborhood assemblies for his wards participatory budgeting process at 7 pm tonight at Sullivan High School.
Participatory budget lets residents decide how to spend aldermanic menu money for infrastructure needs. Moore has used the process in his ward since 2009. Read Progress Illinois coverage of participatory budgeting in Chicago here.
The neighborhood assemblies, according to an email to constiutients from Moores office, will provide a review of this years process and an explanation of the type of projects that are eligible for funding.
Youll also get to see some new short videos on participatory budgeting, including an updated video of the 49th Wards experience with PB, the note adds. You will then have an opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts on specific infrastructure projects you would like to see completed in the ward.
After tonights meeting, Moore will hold six more neighborhood assemblies. Heres the schedule for those events:
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 pm, Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 pm, Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 pm, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave., 3rd floor
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 pm, Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 am, Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard St.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 pm, Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 pm, St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. (Spanish language)