Get Involved! Let your Voice be Heard! Help Allocate $1 million of the Menu Money!
Alderman Cappleman wants residents of the 46th Ward to decide how $1 million of this years menu money is spent through a process called participatory budgeting. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to improve their neighborhood.
The results are in! Click here for a breakdown of voting results. Alderman Cappleman’s message regarding the 2013 participatory budgeting results:
I want to thank everyone who came to vote on which 46th Ward projects to finance using $1 million in menu funds. We joined with 3 other wards that used a community process to create a list of projects. Teams of volunteers then worked with the Chicago Dept. of Transportation and other departments to work out the details for each idea. Last Saturday was the official day to cast ballots for the projects.
The 6 projects are listed in order of their highest vote count. Click here
to read a more thorough description of all the projects. The projects will get some more tweaking from various City departments before the work begins on them in 2014. I want to thank the scores of volunteers who worked hard on these projects. The 46th Ward is fortunate to have such hard working volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to present such creative ideas that will improve our community.
Projects with the highest number of votes (in order)
- Walkable 46; Repair & Refresh
- SherMon Plaza
- Police Video Cameras in Sheridan Park
- Leland Greenway
- Bike Lanes
- Left Turn Signal at Sheridan/Irving Park
Click here to view and download a presentation detailing the proposed projects.
Below is a list of committees and their proposed projects:
Arts Committee Projects:
Music of the People and Bike Corral Sculptures
Beautification Committee Projects:
Community Rain Garden
Digital Community Bulletin Board
Safety and Lighting Committee Projects:
Community Requests and Concerns
360 Degree Project Proposal Part 1
360 Degree Camera Proposal Part 2
Left Turn Signal Proposal
Re-Stripe Pedestrian Crosswalk
Streets and Cycling Committee Projects:
Streets and Infrastructure Project Proposals
Check out the menu money catalog for menu items and their costs to get an idea of possible projects to fund.
For more information, contact the 46th Ward Service Office at 773-878-4646, or email email@example.com