Mayor Steve Noble will
announce the results of the 2019 Participatory Budgeting Project Survey at the
Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30pm in Council Chambers
at City Hall. The 2019 Participatory Budgeting Project will award $20,000 to a
community project in each of the City of Kingston’s three unique business
districts. The online survey, which was open for voting from August 9-September
6, had nearly 600 total respondents who voted for their preferred projects to
receive the funding.
City staff are currently reviewing the
top-voted projects for cost estimates and will determine a plan for
implementation. It is possible that more than one project in each district will
be funded if the first choice can be implemented for less than $20,000.
Projects not selected by the community or projects that are not feasible due to
cost constraints or other barriers may be included in future planning efforts
and community initiatives.
Participatory Budgeting is a process in
which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
For the pilot project, $15,000 was set aside for improvements or projects in
each business district (Uptown, Midtown and Downtown), for a total investment
of $45,000. These funds were generated by revenue received from off-street
parking fees. The Mayor set aside $20,000 for each district in the 2019 Adopted
budget toward the new round of Participatory Budgeting.
More info on the 2020 Community Budget
Forum can be found at: https://kingston-ny.gov/news/?FeedID=1040
2019 Participatory Budgeting Process
August 19, 2019 - City of Kingston Opens Participatory Budgeting Project Survey
June 14, 2019 - City of Kingston Launches Second Participatory Budgeting Project
Three public workshops were held to get community feedback:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
LGBTQ Community Center (300 Wall Street)
Monday, July 29, 2019
Hudson River Maritime Museum (50 Rondout Landing)
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00pm
Kingston Library (55 Franklin St.)
2018 Participatory Budgeting Pilot Program
Press release announcing the Participatory Budgeting Project
Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey Launched
2018 Survey pdf
Participatory Budgeting Awards Announced
Uptown and Midtown Projects Launched
Applications for Downtown Youth Programming Open
Waterfront/Rondout Youth Programming Awards Announced
BARK (Beautifying and Restoring Kingston) crew out on a clean-up.