Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey Launched
Deadline: December 14th
KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey. Participatory Budgeting is a process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. For this year's 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 to be decided by the public. These funds were allocated based on revenue received from off-street parking fees.
The Project Support Survey includes all of the proposed projects submitted by community members online, by mail, and in-person at one of the three public workshops held throughout the city in summer 2018.
“This was a great introductory year for Participatory Budgeting in our community,” said Mayor Noble. “We learned a lot through this process. I am eager to hear from community members about which projects they strongly support and want to see moved forward.”
Projects submitted for consideration in this Participatory Budgeting process are continuing to be reviewed by City departments for feasibility and cost estimates. Some projects may be able to be funded through alternative funding sources and/or may be included in future grant applications.
The Project Support Survey may be completed online at www.kingston-ny.gov/ParticipatoryBudgeting or mailed to City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. Survey responses will be accepted until December 14th.
The Mayor’s 2019 Recommended Budget includes an allocation of funding to facilitate a second round of Participatory Budgeting. Additional funding was also included to work with a consultant and/or community organization to enhance public outreach and coordination in order to engage more community members in this new opportunity.
COMPLETE THE PROJECT SUPPORT SURVEY HERE