The next round of participatory budgeting in Chicago's 49th Ward will kick off Tuesday night, according to Ald. Joe Moore's office.
The first of several "neighborhood assemblies" for the 49th Ward's participatory budgeting process will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave.
Participatory budgeting lets residents decide how to spend $1 million in aldermanic "menu money" for infrastructure needs. Moore has used the process in his North Side ward since 2009.
After Tuesday's meeting, Moore will hold six more neighborhood assemblies. Here's the schedule for those events:
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Paschen Park Fieldhouse, 1932 W. Lunt Ave.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., St. Jerome Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt Ave.(Spanish language)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave., 3rd floor
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m., Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard St.
According to PB Chicago, which works to facilitate and expand the ward-based budgeting tool in the city, there are seven other Chicago wards taking part in participatory budgeting this cycle. They include the 10th, 17th, 22nd, 31st, 35th, 36th and 45th wards.