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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.

Image Via Councilman Constandinides FB

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.

$35,000

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.

$150,000

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.

$150,000

45-11 31st Avenue

STEM Lab at I.S141

Tools for chemistry, biology and math, robotics equipment, circuitry, engineering, 3D printing, programming and design

$300,000

37-11 21st Avenue

Technological Updates at Long Island City H.S

Updating bandwidth within the school, replace smartboards and carts.

$350,000

14-30 Broadway

Auditorium A/V System at P.S122

Replace the Audio and Video system in the Auditorium.

$125,000

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.

$250,000

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.

$450,000

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.

$250,000

14-30 Broadway

Gate Refurbishment

Refurbish/paint gates that surround the school to improve safety and the school’s appearance.

$250,000

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).

$300,000

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

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