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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.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time To Vote For Projects In the District - Til Apr 2
Yep. It's time.
A number of projects are up for City Council funding as part of its now near-universal Participatory Budgeting program. Used to was the Councilperson spent their allotted discretionary funding only on whatever they pleased, which usually means projects that help them stay in office. They still get to spend most of their discretionary that way, but now they free up a million bucks or so for you and me to vote on. In my experience, they sometimes even free up a bit more than advertised in order to show their commitment to the hard work of those who proposed and championed various projects.
Here's the voting platform, online for the first time. This should quadruple voting, easily.
Have at it. T'would be beneath the stature of the Q to attempt to sway your vote. (hee hee, like I didn't have more opinions than Carter had liver pills and Reagan had jellybeans.) Schools, safety, even trees. Have at it.