I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and enjoyed time with family and friends. The beginning of December is always a special time of year as we prepare for the year's end, with the new one in sight.
With that in mind, I would like to highlight progress on one of our biggest initiatives - the Empower Uptown Participatory Budgeting Project. This Wednesday is the last day that residents can post their creative ideas online for how we should spend $250,000. We have hosted four major community forums and have been canvassing for ideas at community events for the past three months. Again, the deadline is this Wednesday, Dec. 3rd. Click here to go to our PB website and make your ideas heard.
Shortly after collecting all offered ideas, our volunteer budget delegates will begin the process of vetting and developing proposals based on these ideas. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact our office to find out how you can get involved.
For a little more information, here is a nice write up on the Participatory Budgeting process from our own Ninth District resident Harry Saltzgaver, in the Gazettes.
Councilmember Rex Richardson