April 4, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Neighborhood residents can learn about and vote on a series of proposed projects around the area they’d like to see funded at Sunnyside Community Services this weekend.
The project expo will take place on April 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, located at 43-31 39th St., and will highlight 15 proposed initiatives around District 26, which covers Sunnyside, Long Island City, and parts of Astoria and Woodside, and is represented by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.
The projects, ranging from school improvements to new park amenities, are part of a new participatory budgeting cycle, a process where district residents 14 and up can vote on up to five their favorite ideas to be realized. Up to $1 million in funding will be allocated to the most voted projects.
Voting begins online and in person on April 7, and will run until April 15. Each project will have its own display at the event.
“The project expo will allow residents of District 26 to see up close and personal what the projects mean to the communities they will go towards,” according to Sunnyside Community Services.
The event will feature light refreshments and limited number of giveaways. Art activities will also be provided to children who may be heading to the event with adult voters.
For an overview of participatory budgeting items on the ballot, click here.
For a full list of upcoming locations to vote in person, click here.