The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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!
You go, sister.


Dave 'Paco' Abraham said...

shockingly, our CM is in fact taking part in PB.

I for one would like to see capital dollars build out a safer crossing at Lincoln and Flatbush/ Washington. The paint & plastic treatment at the triangle below the gas station doesn't scream safety for me.

Lincoln Road

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Paco: Actually, that plan is already in the works. It's our job to put pressure on DOT to do the right thing, but it doesn't require a big expenditure from Eugene's capital budget. The public just needs to say it's a priority. Come to the Transportation Committee meetings at CB9, third Wednesday of every month. DOT will be THERE next Wednesday, the very people who need to hear our thoughts.