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Year Two of Participatory Budgeting in Chicago

Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward is starting its second year, looking to build on the success of last year. Over the summer, a group of organization representatives and community representatives from the first year of PB formed a PB Leadership Committee, to help coordinate the process. The Leadership Committee finalized dates for the first round of community meetings, and it has been fundraising to support further outreach and engage more ward residents for this year’s process.
Neighborhood Assembly Schedule
(Note: All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.)
Monday, September 27th, Loyola Park Fieldhouse
Tues, September 28th, Saint Margaret Mary’s
Wednesday, September 29th, Pottawomie Park Fieldhouse
Monday, Oct. 4th, New Field School, 1707 W. Morse
Tuesday, Oct. 5th, St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (Spanish language)
Wednesday, Oct. 6th, Loyola University, Campion Hall, 6551 N. Sheridan
Monday, Oct. 11th, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, Oct. 12th, Natalie Salmon House, 7320 N. Sheridan
Tuesday, Oct. 19th, Gale Academy, 1631 W. Jonquil
Members of the Leadership Committee will also be holding smaller versions of neighborhood assemblies at local schools, organizations, churches, nursing homes, and senior centers in an attempt to reach out to populations that were under-represented in last year’s process. Look to the 49th Ward PB website for further updates on the assemblies.

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