#SpendSomeTimeIn39 Participate to the 39th ward's PB!
Idea collection phase 03-15-2023 - 04-16-2023Process phases
PB in the 39th Ward allows residents to allocate $500,000 from the menu for capital funds.
The 39th ward is one of nine wards engaging in the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. PB is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the public budget, also known as the “menu." “Menu money” is ward specific money that the Alderman allocates to specific needs across the ward. PB in the 39th Ward allows residents to allocate $500,000 from the menu for capital funds.
PB in the 39th Ward is a three step process:
- Idea Collection - Residents submit infrastructure project ideas that they would like to be funded in the 39th Ward's Infrastructure Improvement Funds..
- Review of Infrastructure Project Ideas - The PB Committee reviews infrastructure project ideas and determines what projects will be on the community ballot.
- Community Vote - 39th Ward Residents, age 14 years and older, vote on the community ballot. The infrastructure projects that receive the most votes, which add up to $500,000, will be funded.
Events / Workshops - Past meetings See all meetings (4)
Share Your Ideas See all proposals (89)
Rejected Propose to install stop lights at Foster and Kilbourn Ave to make it safer for pedestrians...
Rejected The Forest Glen Metra station is the first public transit station outside of the current boundary...
Rejected Commuters, kids and walkers walk in pigeon droppings - documented to cause disease - every time...
Rejected The north parkway in the 4500 block of Peterson is unkempt and an eyesore for the neighborhood....
What is decided $500,000 of the ward's public infrastructure dollars.
Who participates Anyone can participate by sharing an idea or creating a proposal. Anyone who is 14 years of age or older can vote to determine how to spend the $500,000 dollars.
How is it decided Community residents share ideas, develop proposals and create a ballot and hold a community vote. The top winning projects are funded.
Promoter group Ward 39
Start date October 27, 2021
End date February 14, 2022