Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward In a bold experiment in direct democracy, Alderman Joe Moore is asking the residents of the 49th Ward, to participate in the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting process to decide how to spend the ward's infrastructure "Menu Money".

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The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee got together yesterday evening for one last meeting under Joe...
03/21/2019

The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee got together yesterday evening for one last meeting under Joe Moore's tenure as alderman. They are the community volunteers who oversee the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting process. Many of these dedicated volunteers have been involved with "PB49" since Alderman Moore first introduced the process to the 49th Ward ten years ago. We shared some food and drinks and memories of an amazing decade of community-building and democracy.

Alderman Moore's successor got her start in the 49th Ward as a volunteer in our PB process and has pledged to continue participatory budgeting. She will do well to tap into the Leadership Committee's energy, enthusiasm and commitment to our neighborhood.

Members of the PB Leadership Committee with Alderman Joe Moore proud of their results. The Spanish Language Committee su...
09/25/2018

Members of the PB Leadership Committee with Alderman Joe Moore proud of their results.
The Spanish Language Committee supported the Zócalo project for 2 years and the community responded.Congratulations!

Miembros del Comité de Liderazgo con el Concejal Joe Moore orgullosos de los resultados.
El comitéde Español apoyó el proyecto del Zócalo por dos años y la comunidad respondió.Felicitaciones.

09/25/2018

Thanks to all our PB members of the Leadership Committee and our Community Reps who helped this cycle!

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo
09/25/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

The ballots are cast, the votes are counted and the people have spoken. Over 2,300 residents of our community cast ballo...
09/23/2018
Results of 2018 Participatory Budgeting Election announced

The ballots are cast, the votes are counted and the people have spoken. Over 2,300 residents of our community cast ballots in the election. This marks the fourth PB49 election in a row where turnout exceeded 2,000 voters.

Below are the detailed results of the 2018 Participatory Budgeting Election in the 49th Ward:

https://www.ward49.com/news/results-of-2018-participatory-budgeting-election-announced/

Results of 2018 Participatory Budgeting Election announced September 23, 2018Dear Neighbor, The ballots are cast, the votes are counted and the people have spoken. Below are the detailed results of the 2018 Participatory Budgeting Election in the 49th Ward: PB49 2018 Election Results Over 2,300 resi...

This is the last day to vote in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election. I'm outside the Morse Market, 1430 W. Mo...
09/22/2018

This is the last day to vote in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election. I'm outside the Morse Market, 1430 W. Morse, one of out "pop up" polling places. Voting is also taking place outside the Jewel at Howard and Clark and at the Chicago Math and Science Academy at 7212 N. Clark. You have until 3pm to vote, so don't delay!

The polls are open TODAY (Saturday, September 22nd) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budget...
09/22/2018
Don’t forget to vote today! Polls are open until 3:00 p.m.

The polls are open TODAY (Saturday, September 22nd) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election. This is your chance to have a direct say on how a portion of your tax dollars will be spent next year in the 49th Ward.

Vote TODAY at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark (across from Touhy Park and just south of the firehouse).

Cast a vote for the percentage of the ward infrastructure budget you believe should be devoted exclusively to street and alley resurfacing and sidewalk repairs then vote for up to four of your favorite ward improvement proposals.

Your Community Representatives who developed the project proposals will be on hand with displays that explain their proposals in more detail and to answer your questions.

You will be offered two ways to vote today: (1) a traditional paper ballot or (2) a digital ballot on a laptop.

If you prefer, you also can vote online.

To vote online, simply send your name and address to [email protected] with the phrase “online voting” in the subject heading. We will send you the URL to the online voting website and a special access code to enter the site. Then proceed to vote by following the instructions provided.

ONLINE VOTING ENDS TODAY (SATURDAY) AT 3:00 P.M.

https://www.ward49.com/news/dont-forget-to-vote-today-polls-are-open-until-300-p-m-3/

Don’t forget to vote today! Polls are open until 3:00 p.m. September 22, 2018 Dear Neighbor, The polls are open TODAY (Saturday, September 22nd) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election. This is your chance to have a direct say on how a portion of your tax...

Here are some pictures from PB voting yesterday at the Lunt "L" stop. Only a few more days of early voting left before t...
09/19/2018

Here are some pictures from PB voting yesterday at the Lunt "L" stop. Only a few more days of early voting left before the final voting day this Saturday, September 22nd!!!

Thank You, Northside Community Resources (NCR) for helping us during PB Voting!!!¡¡¡Gracias, Northside Community Resourc...
09/19/2018

Thank You, Northside Community Resources (NCR) for helping us during PB Voting!!!

¡¡¡Gracias, Northside Community Resources (NCR) por ayudarnos durante la votación de PB! !!

Rogers Parkers!!! Early Voting on Participatory Budgeting projects has started, come by our office This week 9a-5p!

Learn more: https://www.ward49.com/participatory-budgeting/

Yesterday at Saint Jerome's. Thanks to all the PB volunteers who have helped with PB voting so far: Ayer en San Jerónimo...
09/17/2018

Yesterday at Saint Jerome's. Thanks to all the PB volunteers who have helped with PB voting so far:

Ayer en San Jerónimo. Gracias a todos los voluntarios de PB que han ayudado en el proceso de votación.

PB voting today, @ Saint Ignatius church and Glenwood Sunday Market.Votación de PB hoy en la Iglesia San Ignatius Church...
09/09/2018

PB voting today, @ Saint Ignatius church and Glenwood Sunday Market.

Votación de PB hoy en la Iglesia San Ignatius Church y Glenwood Sunday Market.

Yesterday @ Jordan Elementary Community School.Thanks to Mr Piedrahita and Jordan LSC for their invitation! Ayer en la E...
09/09/2018

Yesterday @ Jordan Elementary Community School.
Thanks to Mr Piedrahita and Jordan LSC for their invitation!

Ayer en la Escuela Elemental Comunitaria Jordan.
Gracias al Sr. Piedrahita y a los miembros del LSC por la invitación.

PB voting yesterday at the Trash  to Treasure @CMSA.  Our PB volunteers rock!
09/09/2018

PB voting yesterday at the Trash to Treasure @CMSA. Our PB volunteers rock!

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09/09/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

It started again! Yesterday our PB volunteers were at the Trash to Treasure event @CMSA and at  Jordan Elementary Commun...
09/09/2018

It started again! Yesterday our PB volunteers were at the Trash to Treasure event @CMSA and at Jordan Elementary Community School at their school bash.

Today, they were at Saint Ignatius church and also at the Glenwood Sunday Market. In total more than 300 49th neighbors have vote for PB.

Thanks again to our more than 60 volunteers who have worked so enthusiastically developing the projects that you have the opportunity to vote during this cycle.

En Español:
Comenzó otra vez. Ayer nuestros voluntarios de PB estuvieron en el Trash to Treasure event en CMSA y en Jordan Elementary Community School

Hoy, ellos estuvieron en la Iglesia San Ignacio y en Glenwood Sunday Market. En total más de 300 vecinos han votado por PB.

Gracias a los más de 60 voluntarios que han trabajado con mucho entusiamo y dedicación desarrollando los proyectos que están en la boleta de PB en este ciclo.

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08/27/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

Please take a look at some pictures from the Project Expos that took place last Wednesday at St. Jerome's and last Satur...
08/27/2018

Please take a look at some pictures from the Project Expos that took place last Wednesday at St. Jerome's and last Saturday at Gale Community Academy. Many community members attended to hear about the proposed projects for this year. We are now preparing the ballots for the PB voting process!!!

Jessica Eanes presents a proposal for four murals on CTA and Metra embankments and viaducts at tonight's Participatory B...
08/23/2018

Jessica Eanes presents a proposal for four murals on CTA and Metra embankments and viaducts at tonight's Participatory Budgeting Spanish language Project Expo. Jessica is one of the hardworking community volunteers who have spent the last few months researching the feasibility of various project proposals offered up by community residents at neighborhood meetings last spring.

The 49th Ward is in its 10th year of Participatory Budgeting where the residents of my ward vote on how to spend $1 million of my discretionary capital improvement fund. I was the first elected official in the U.S. to implement Participatory Budgeting. It is now practiced by dozens of jurisdictions across the nation, including nine Chicago wards.

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08/22/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

Last night we had more than 55 people come out to our first project expo at Sullivan High School to learn about the PB p...
08/22/2018

Last night we had more than 55 people come out to our first project expo at Sullivan High School to learn about the PB projects. See the pics!

The Planning Committee had a sunny day to meet with Gale Community Academy principal, Augustine Emuwa and discus the det...
08/16/2018

The Planning Committee had a sunny day to meet with Gale Community Academy principal, Augustine Emuwa and discus the details of the upcoming opening of the Gale Learning Garden. We have been working all summer to get the garden ready, so please join us Tuesday, August 28th at 3:00pm for the public ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the garden!

PB in the 49th Ward is excited to announce dates for 2018-2019 Project Expos! Please come and learn about the infrastruc...
08/15/2018

PB in the 49th Ward is excited to announce dates for 2018-2019 Project Expos! Please come and learn about the infrastructure projects your neighbors have been developing over the last three months.

The August 21st & August 25th Expos will be in English and the August 22th will be in Spanish. Please see flyers below for more detailed dates and times. We hope to see you there!

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08/15/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

Last Saturday Alfonso Puga and Jeffrey Gonzales members of PB49 Spanish language committee presented the Zócalo project ...
08/13/2018

Last Saturday Alfonso Puga and Jeffrey Gonzales members of PB49 Spanish language committee presented the Zócalo project to the neighbors who came to watch Coco the movie at Touhy Park. Our neighbors enjoy a short presentation from Carlos Martinez who played the guitar.
They also invited to attend the PB Project Expos that are coming up on August 21st, 22nd and 25th.
Thanks to The Spanish Language Committee for their commitment to improve the quality of life to all the residents of the 49 Ward.

El sábado pasado Alfonso Puga y Jeffrey Gonzales miembros del Comité de Español de PB presentaron el proyecto de Zócalo a los vecinos que asistieron a la pelicula Coco en el parque Touhy. Nuestros vecinos tuvieron la oportunidad de disfrutar una corta presentación del guitarista Carlos Martinez.
También invitaron a los asistentes a las exposición de proyectos de PB que se efectuarán el 21 , 22 y 25 de Agosto.

Gracias al Comité de Español de PB Por su participación, dedicación y esfuerzo en mejorar la calidad de vida de los vecinos del Distrito 49.

The Learning Garden at Gale Academy is finally ready! Now we are just waiting for the ribbon cutting at the end of the m...
08/02/2018

The Learning Garden at Gale Academy is finally ready! Now we are just waiting for the ribbon cutting at the end of the month!

Take a look at the garden below!

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo
08/02/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

Gale Academy Community Learning Garden
06/12/2018

Gale Academy Community Learning Garden

One of the most exciting PB projects to come out of 2017 is the Learning Garden at Gale Academy! This garden will be ope...
06/12/2018

One of the most exciting PB projects to come out of 2017 is the Learning Garden at Gale Academy! This garden will be open to the community and is designed to be an innovative model of urban outdoor education. We broke ground on the Learning Garden on May 1st and project an estimated completion date of mid-June (weather permitting). Take a look at some photos of the progress we’ve made so far on the new garden!

Like, Share, and let your friends know about everything happening in the 49th Ward! We hope to see you in the garden soon!

We broke ground on the Learning Garden at Gale Academy on May 1st and are working hard to complete the project! This wil...
05/31/2018

We broke ground on the Learning Garden at Gale Academy on May 1st and are working hard to complete the project! This will be a community garden that serves as an innovative model of urban outdoor education!

How does the PB in the 49th Ward work, and how can you get involved!? We have completed Neighborhood Assemblies and have...
05/31/2018

How does the PB in the 49th Ward work, and how can you get involved!?

We have completed Neighborhood Assemblies and have moved into Step Two of the process. Volunteer Community Reps will be meeting throughout the summer to research and funnel project ideas and we need your input this August during the Project Expos!

Like, Share, and stay tuned for PB updates throughout the summer!

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05/02/2018

Participatory Budgeting in the 49th Ward's cover photo

Reminder that TONIGHT is the first Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly meeting. The meeting will take place at...
04/23/2018

Reminder that TONIGHT is the first Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly meeting. The meeting will take place at Sullivan High School, located at 6631 N Bosworth Ave.

The meeting starts at 7 pm, and pizza will be served at 6:30 pm.

Come share your ideas of how to improve the community!

Check the dates of the upcoming PB AssembliesEstas son las fechas de las asambleas. La asamblea en Español es el Miércol...
04/20/2018

Check the dates of the upcoming PB Assemblies
Estas son las fechas de las asambleas. La asamblea en Español es el Miércoles 2 de Mayo. Los esperamos!

We are ready to start our PB Assemblies for the 2019 cycle!!!Our members of the Leadership Committee met last Wednesday ...
04/20/2018

We are ready to start our PB Assemblies for the 2019 cycle!!!
Our members of the Leadership Committee met last Wednesday to finalize the last details with us. Come to any of our assemblies.
Estamos listos para comenzar nuestras Asambleas de PB para el ciclo del 2019.
Nuestros miembros del Comité de Liderazgo se reunieron el Miércoles pasado para finalizar los íltimos detalles con nosotros. Venga a una de nuestras asambleas.

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04/20/2018

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PB fun at the Neighborhood Assembly at Paschen Park tonight!
Launch of a new important book... please, participate!
Hi guys! Part of my graduation project is a survey about Participatory Budgeting and Openspending. Could you maybe fill in and share this survey among some relevant people for me? It will only take 2 minutes.. Thanks in advance!