Alderman Samantha Nugent of the 39th Ward of Chicago

39th Ward
Alderman Samantha Nugent

Cycle 4 Ballot Projects

A community ballot has been created, and it is now time for you to decide how to spend $500,000 of the 39th Ward’s public budget for infrastructure improvements.

39th Ward residents 14 years and older will have the opportunity to virtually vote from July 21 through August 4. You can vote on the PB Chicago website by clicking here.

    Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the public budget, also known as the “menu”. “Menu money” is ward-specific money that aldermen allocate to specific needs across the ward. Alderman Nugent has set $500,000 aside every year for Participatory Budgeting. Check out the funded projects from cycles one, two, and three under each cycle’s page.

    PB in the 39th Ward is a three-step process:

    1. Idea Collection – Residents submit infrastructure project ideas that they would like to be funded from the 39th Ward’s Infrastructure Improvement Funds.
    2. Review of Infrastructure Project Ideas – The PB Committee reviews infrastructure project ideas and determines what projects will be on the community ballot.
    3. Community Vote – 39th Ward Residents, aged 14 years and older, vote on the community ballot. The infrastructure projects that receive the most votes, which add up to $500,000, will be funded.

    Our office has partnered with PB Chicago to develop a new online forum to collect ideas, share information, and vote.

    The last three cycles of PB have been a great success and we are excited for another great year.

    Please call Alderman Nugent’s Office at
    773.736.5594 or email if you have any questions.

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