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33rd Ward Gives Residents A Say In Spending $1 Million On Infrastructure

By Patty Wetli | February 13, 2017 8:23am | Updated on February 13, 2017 8:32am
 The 33rd Ward is the latest to introduce participatory budgeting for aldermanic
The 33rd Ward is the latest to introduce participatory budgeting for aldermanic "menu" dollars.
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IRVING PARK — Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) is the latest to introduce participatory budgeting to her constituents, asking for their suggestions in the spending of $1.32 million in aldermanic "menu" money.

The dollars, received annually by each ward in the city, are earmarked for projects including street resurfacing, street lighting and other infrastructure improvements.

Residents can now identify projects in need of funding by providing feedback through a number of channels:

• An online survey allows people to attach images of the trouble spot (click here).

• Email gina.munoz@cityofchicago.org or matthew.eisenbart@cityofchicago.org.

• Call the ward office at 773-478-8040.

• Visit the ward office at 3001 W. Irving Park Road.

Suggestions will be accepted through March 31.