Alderman Samantha Nugent of the 39th Ward of Chicago

39th Ward
Alderman Samantha Nugent

39th Ward Participatory Budgeting Cycle 3

The third cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in the 39th Ward has started!

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 from the menu for PB again this year. Check out projects from the last two years of PB below on this 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, age 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.

Alderman Nugent’s Office has partnered with PB Chicago to develop a new online forum to collect ideas, share information, and vote! This page makes it easier to view ideas and projects for consideration of the ballot. You will need to sign up for an account to access the platform. You can view the community submitted ideas here:

View All Proposals

You can find the dates for the PB Committee meetings here:

View PB Meeting Dates


The last two 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 Ward39@cityofchicago.org if you have any questions.

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