And the Participatory Budgeting Winners Are…

Participatory budgeting will fund new trees.

Two local council members have announced the projects that won financing through participatory budgeting, a community-driven process to allocate $1 million in taxpayer money for each council district.

For Council Member Helen Rosenthal, who represents much of the Upper West Side south of 96th Street, the winning projects included school improvements, waste management and tree planting.

Council Member Mark Levine, who represents parts of the UWS, Morningside Heights and Washington Heights, also listed the winners in his district.

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    1. Too little too late on the budgeting for the planting of trees.
      This administration is so behind; Replacing and adding new trees. Mayor Bloomberg with his 1 million trees to be planted in New York City would never have done it this way. He was so on top of it and we never had a problem until this administration took over. the city never look so horrible with all the dead trees and replacement of trees that has to be done and new trees to be added put the city behind five seasons to catch up. What a disgrace and does not look good for the tourism.

      • dannyboy says:

        Con Ed destroyed a mature tree in front of our building. Few sensibilities remain.

    2. Derek says:

      West 80th St. sorely needs trees replaced! We have had several trees die/fall over due to high winds over the years and they never get replaced. We are solicited for money annually from a “tree fund” and “block association” (neither of which exist or do anything practical for our block) and still do not have any logical or consistent method for replacing lost trees.

    3. Fiscally responsible says:

      It costs 100k to upgrade a school bathroom? There has to be a way to do it in a more cost-effective manner so the budgeted funds can go further.

      • Confused says:

        Was thinking the same thing. Unless they’re gold-plated toilets or something, the city is getting abused by unions…