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Help Decide How To Spend $1 Million In The 41st Ward Thursday

By Alex Nitkin | November 17, 2016 5:41am
 Aldermen have used participatory budgeting to decide how to allocate money for infrastructure project in their wards.
Aldermen have used participatory budgeting to decide how to allocate money for infrastructure project in their wards.
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NORWOOD PARK — Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) will host a public assembly Thursday to gather input on how his $1 million discretionary budget should be spent.

The open brainstorming process, known as participatory budgeting, has gained popularity in other wards as a way to give residents more input into which infrastructure projects should be given highest priority.

After launching his own round of participatory budgeting, Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) announced earlier this month that he'd dedicate the majority of his discretionary budget to re-paving roads, with additional funding dedicated to renovating school playlots.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the school library at Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

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