Ulrich Announces Participatory Budgeting

Details have been announced for Councilman Eric Ulrich’s (R-Ozone Park) Participatory Budgeting meetings in his district.

The first meetings to decide how to spend $1 million in the 32nd Council District will be held on Jan. 7. The initiative aims to get residents involved in allocating capital funds in the district.

This is the second year Ulrich has done the budgeting in his district, this time including the northern part of his district. Last year, it was done only in the Rockaways and Broad Channel.

The two areas will be divided into two separate projects, called “District 32 North” and “District 32 South,” using Community Boards 9 and 14 as boundaries.

“I am pleased to be starting another participatory budgeting project in my district. This is something that they have been asking for and I am excited to see the projects that they will come up with. Participatory Budget has already proven itself extremely popular in Rockaway and Broad Channel and I know that folks in the new part of my district will be just as creative,” Ulrich said in a statement.

Residents in Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Richmond Hill can get involved in the process by attending the three upcoming meetings in January.

The Jan. 7 meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Ozone Park, located at 85-20 101st Ave. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is on Jan. 18 at the Emanuel United Church of Christ, located at 93-12 91st Ave. in Woodhaven. That will begin at 1 p.m. The last meeting will be at the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center, which is at 110-08 Jamaica Ave. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.