We are using participatory budgeting to decide how to spend Alderman Moore’s “menu money”–discretionary funds received by each alderman for infrastructure improvements in his or her ward. The money can only be used for infrastructure projects–streets and sidewalks, streetlighting, police cameras, speed humps, etc.–and cannot be used to fund programs or services. To see Alderman Moore’s previous menu money expenditures from 2004-2009, click here.
Below are some examples of eligible and ineligible projects. These lists are not at all inclusive. We hope to come up with some creative project ideas!
- Street resurfacing
- Speed humps/bumps
- Sidewalk repairs
- Security cameras
- Public art
- Bus shelters/El station improvements
- After school programs
- Community arts/sports activities
- Church/temple facilities
- Hiring of Chicago Public Schools teachers or other City of Chicago staff
- Any services (e.g. healthcare services, elderly care services)
- Extended hours at parks/libraries
To suggest an idea for a project, post a comment on the appropriate committee’s page (committees listed on the right). If you’re not sure which committee your idea falls under, click here.