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Weprin to Host Three Meetings on Participatory Budgeting in October

Councilman's program would allow residents to decide on how to allocate $1 million in funding for the district.

City Councilman Mark Weprin, D-Oakland Gardens, will hold three upcoming meetings during the next month to discuss participatory budgeting with northeast Queens residents.

Participatory budgeting is a program during which community members determine how city capital funds are spent over the course of one year. Residents will exchange ideas, work together to turn ideas into project proposals and eventually vote to decide which proposals get funded.

Weprin said participants would be able to determine how $1 million will be spent in resources for the community. The first meeting was held at Little Neck’s Samuel Field Y on Thursday night.

The next meeting will take place on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Martin Van Buren High School, located at 230-17 Hillside Ave. in Queens Village.

Two sessions will be held on Oct. 24. The first will take place at 1 p.m. at Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP), located at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building 4 in Queens Village.  

The second session is at 6 p.m. at Fresh Meadows’s St. Francis Preparatory High School, located at 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd.

For further information, call Weprin’s office at 212-788-6984.

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