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The People’s Money
May 10 - June 25
Voting has started for The People’s Money, NYC’s first-ever citywide participatory budgeting (PB) process!
All New Yorkers age 11 and up, regardless of immigration status, have the opportunity to decide how to spend $5 million of mayoral expense funding on projects in their community.
Though NYC City Council members introduced PB back in 2011, and many City Council members currently participate by putting up their own discretionary funding, The People’s Money is the first citywide process utilizing Mayoral expense funding. Expense funding can be used for projects and services, and the citywide process allows all New Yorkers to participate, regardless of the council district they live in. To learn more about the process, visit participate.nyc.gov.