Nine neighborhood assemblies were held throughout the Ward in November and December, 2009. Open to all residents, the assemblies introduced the principles of participatory budgeting and then asked attendees to brainstorm ideas for projects. Residents came up with a wide range of project ideas, from community gardens to streetlights to public art. For a complete list of all of the ideas suggested at the neighborhood assemblies, click here. At the end of the assemblies, interested participants volunteered to be “community representatives” who will go on to develop concrete project proposals to be voted on at a ward-wide assembly in April.