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The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Participatory Budgeting Comes To The Neighborhood North of You!
In a bold move destined to change the very nature of representative democracy, Council Member Laurie Cumbo of the 35th District has decided to take the risky step of asking her very own constituency how they would like to see a million dollars in capital money spent, out of her discretionary pile of course. Down here below the Empire/Dixon line, you won't see such populist foolishness. OUR rep at City Hall, the Doctor (sic) Mathieu Eugene doesn't fall for that sort of flimflam zeitgeist nonsense. Best leave it to the good doctor to decide what the doctor done ordered. After all, no one knows his district better than The Doctor!