New Participatory Budget Process in 49th; Info Meeting Tonight

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The 49th Ward is making a slight change to Participatory Budgeting process this year, because of a shortened time frame. Residents this year will be voting on previous years’ runner up projects, according to Ald. Maria Hadden’s website.

Hadden held an informational meeting on the process last week, with another scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight – Monday, Sept. 23 – at the United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse.

“Come and celebrate the ten years of participating from from 49th Ward and learn what this year’s vote will look at one of four upcoming assembles,” Hadden’s post said.

Residents will be invited to give feedback about the program, and propose any ideas for future consideration.

The 49th Ward. in 2009, was the first in the city to adopt the participatory budgeting process, which allows citizens to give input on spending of about $1 million in discretionary funds for ward projects.

More information about the process at www.49thward.org. Residents are also invited to email office@49thward.org, or call the ward office at 773-338-5796.

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