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Help Lander Spend Our Money

By Alexandra Glorioso

Brad Lander at a Living Wage Press Conference in 2010, criticizing the City for spending $1 million on a Living Wage study.

Wed., Oct. 5: How would you spend $1 million? Attend New York City Council Member Brad Lander’s first “participatory” budgeting meeting and answer the question.

Lander says he’s creating grassroots democracy through his new initiative to get residents more involved in how our allotment of city money in District 39 (DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus) is spent. Budgeting meetings have always been public everywhere, as far as I know, but apparently, Lander is going to give the public more say than normal. Sounds interesting. If you want to rally for  your local playground, bike path, etc, here are the meeting dates/locations:

Dates and Locations:
Wed., Oct. 5: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street, 6:30 PM, RSVP here
Thurs., Oct. 13: PS 154, 1625 11th Avenue, 6:30 PM, RSVP here
Mon., Oct. 17: PS 230 Cafeteria, 1 Albemarle Road, 6:30 PM, RSVP here
Thurs., Oct. 20: PS 58, 330 Smith Street, 6:30 PM, RSVP here
Wed., Oct. 26: Beth Jacob Child Care Center, 1363 46th Street, 6:30 PM, RSVP here

http://bradlander.com/

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