33rd Ward's Participatory Budgeting Process.
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process by which community members decide how their Alderman will spend part of their annual infrastructure funds. PB is a civic engagement initiative aiming to increase transparency and participation in our communities. Residents work in community to generate creative ideas for infrastructure improvements they’d like to see in their Ward and then vote on which project they wish to see receive funding. You can read more about PB33 by clicking here. You can also read more about the Citywide PB initiative by clicking here.
In the 33rd Ward, the Participatory Budgeting program began in September 2019 with the guidance and collaboration of the UIC Great Cities Institute. Last year, we joined seven other wards engaging in the Participatory Budgeting process to allow residents to decide how their Alderman will allocate their annual Aldermanic Menu Funds.
Below you can see the ideas that were submitted through our Idea Collection process. Please remember that these ideas are in the process of being developed out by our PB Committee into final proposals which will go on our ballot and be voted on by you! Voting is not open yet, but we invite you to create an account and engage with our ideas in the meantime -- we would love to hear from you.
You can create an account by clicking "Sign Up" on the top right-hand side of this page. By creating an account, you can engage with the list of ideas by "endorsing", or showing your support, or by commenting on the ideas.