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Decide How to Spend $1M on Improvements to the Upper West Side

By Nicole Levy | March 15, 2017 2:53pm | Updated on March 17, 2017 5:15pm
 A surveillance system for P.S. 75 is one of the items Upper West Siders can vote to receive funding under the city's participatory budgeting process.
A surveillance system for P.S. 75 is one of the items Upper West Siders can vote to receive funding under the city's participatory budgeting process.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — Upgrades to a Broadway medians, a van for volunteers with the 24th Precinct Auxiliary unit and a new video surveillance system for the P.S. 75/M.S. 250 school building are a few of the projects locals can vote to fund with taxpayer dollars as part of the district's participatory budgeting process.

Voting begins on March 25 for 11 projects that made the final ballot in City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal's million dollar discretionary budget.

Upper West Siders ages 14 and older, as well as students attending high school in Council District 6, can vote for their favorite public space improvements in person or by absentee ballot.

The initiative touches everything from parks and schools to community centers, ranging in cost from $60,000 to $450,000.

A full list of projects and their descriptions can be viewed here.