District 22 Participatory Budgeting Meeting
By Ilija Sekulovski
Kick off for Cycle 7 of District 22’s Participatory Budgeting will commence this Saturday 7th from 12PM to 5PM at Astoria Branch Queens Library and Queensboro Public Library Steinway Branch.
The community will have the opportunity to help decide how to invest $1 million in the neighborhood by voting for your favorite capital project ideas from a ballot created by community volunteers.
This is a great way to not only meet your neighbors, but also help build a better Astoria, by getting involved.
So what’s on the Ballad?
Road Repair and Resurfacing
Additional funding to the DOT’s roadway resurfacing program; $250,000 would cover up to 1 mile of a one-way street.
Toolshed at Two Coves Community Garden
Install a new toolshed for easy access and convenience to store tools for community garden maintenance.
8th Street between Astoria Boulevard & 30th Avenue
Lighting at Astoria Houses Community Center
Add lighting in the Astoria Houses Community Center entrance and extra lights in entryways, hallways, stairwells.
4-5 Astoria Boulevard; 4-25 Astoria Boulevard
Tech Lab at I.S10 Horace Greeley School
The Variety Boys & Girls Club’s (VBGC) largest program is based at I.S. 10, which is need of an upgraded tech lab.
45-11 31st Avenue
STEM Lab at I.S141
Tools for chemistry, biology and math, robotics equipment, circuitry, engineering, 3D printing, programming and design
37-11 21st Avenue
Technological Updates at Long Island City H.S
Updating bandwidth within the school, replace smartboards and carts.
Auditorium A/V System at P.S122
Replace the Audio and Video system in the Auditorium.
21-21 Ditmars Boulevard
Research Library at P.S17/Q300
Turn classroom into research center. Upgrades for research workstations, a smartboard, new shelves, outlets and carts.
28-37 29th Street
Security System at Young Women’s Leadership School
Install camera security system school-wide; digital video board that shows all access points; staircase cameras needed.
23-15 Newtown Avenue
Hydroponics Lab at Long Island City High School
1 smart board, 10+ modular units with pest management, 10+ lights per station, 1 composting station, 1 weather station.
Refurbish/paint gates that surround the school to improve safety and the school’s appearance.
M.S. 126, 31-51 21st Street, Astoria
Redo Children’s Area at District 22 Libraries
Astoria Library – added funds for a current repair; Steinway Library – needed upgrades (carpet, furniture, paint, etc).
14-01 Astoria Boulevard; 21-45 31st Street
We urge the community to get involved and have a say in your next Participatory Budget.
For the full ballot and additional information on how to vote and locations, you can visit council.nyc.gov/costa-constantinides/pb/7/
*Featured Image Via council.nyc.gov