Since 1958, we've been working to make Cobble Hill a better place to live.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
'Fix the Ditch' with Participatory Democracy discussions
Last year, several city council members began a simple experiment.
Rather than dictate every dollar they control in the city budget, they
would instead give New Yorkers the power
to decide how to spend $1 million of their tax dollars on projects in
the neighborhood. Local Councilman Brad Lander led the effort in our own
district and had over 3,000 people participate. The seven projects with
the most votes are now approved, money is allocated, and they will be
coming to fruition soon.
Now Councilman Lander is again starting the process with another
million dollars and the Cobble Hill Association encourages residents to
come out, participate, and help push forward a ling standing idea of
ours - the need to 'Fix the Ditch' with pedestrian enhancements along
Hicks Street to better connect our neighborhood and Carol Gardens to the
Columbia Waterfront, currently cut off by the BQE trench. The first
neighborhood assembly he is holding will be just a few blocks away, at
the Carroll Gardens Library, this coming Monday. We hope many of you
will attend and take part in this democratic process. If you didn't participate last year, or want to be reminded of the fun, check out our new video.
Monday, September 24th 6:30 PM Carroll Gardens Library 396 Clinton St. (at Union St.) RSVP here