Last Friday, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced the winners of this year’s participatory budgeting process.
In total, six projects were funded for a total of $2.05 million.
Thousands of residents ages 11 and up voted for their favorite projects from March 30 to April 7.
Here are the winning projects:
- Tech Upgrades for Schools ($400,000)
- 3,484 votes
- Laptop carts, computers, projectors and interactive boards for PS 112, PS 150, PS 166 and the Academy of American Studies
- Tech Upgrades for Libraries ($450,000)
- 2,278 votes
- Queens Public Library branches at Woodside, Broadway, LIC, Sunnyside and Court Square will each receive $90,000 for technology upgrades
- PS 150 Hydroponics Science Lab ($200,000)
- 2,022 votes
- STEM classroom where 100+ students will grow food and learn hands-on about nutrition, land use and sustainability
- PS 112 Bathroom Renovations ($200,000)
- 1,973 votes
- Repairs, upgrades and efficiency enhancements to four bathrooms
- Additional Bus Time Countdown Clocks ($200,000)
- 1,561 votes
- Provide groups that cannot rely on or utilize the subway system with on-time bus information
A bonus winner was announced:
- Bathroom Upgrades at Ravenswood Community Center ($600,000)
- Renovate bathrooms, which are currently in state of complete disrepair, and install energy saving improvements.