Restler Announces School Showcases; Participatory Budgeting for Climate Justice

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has announced a “School Showcase” for districts 13, which includes P.S.8 and P.S.307, and 15. It will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Dock Street School, 19 Dock Street, in DUMBO. At the Showcase you can “learn about our district’s amazing public schools and the special programs they offer and talk to leaders at the schools and enrollment specialists.” If you want to attend, please register here.

Mr. Restler has committed $1 million of his office’s budget “to fund your best ideas to tackle the climate crisis locally. This could be a rooftop garden in a school or a physical alteration to a street that improves walkability or new street trees to reduce urban heat, and so much more!” You can share your ideas either in person, at a meeting to be held at the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center, 280 Wyckoff Street on Monday, October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, or on line at a virtual meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 26. Please register here to attend either meeting, or to submit your idea without attending a meeting. You may also volunteer to join the District Committee.

We’re convening a diverse group of local representatives to oversee our participatory budgeting process and refine project ideas that we will share with city agencies to determine viability and cost. This is a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for the next 4 months. We’ll be accepting applications through Thursday, October 27.

If you would like to serve on the District Committee, please sign up here.

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  • A neighbor

    Great idea to solicit ideas for local climate initiatives. Everyone cares about the issue, but it’s hard to know what one can do.

    One suggestion – compost! BH is a demonstration district for the city’s pick-up program. It works like a charm, but it’s embarrassing to see how few people in this affluent, educated neighborhood participate.