WHAT IS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING?
Participatory Budgeting is an opportunity for the public to vote on capital projects they would like to see in their hometown. "Capital project" is defined as a long-term investment made to build upon, add, or improve a capital intensive project, such as repairs to public buildings, park improvements, bike racks, and traffic safety.
WHY PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN FREEHOLD BOROUGH?
The Mayor and Council of Freehold Borough urge residents to play a more active role in their own Government. Participatory Budgeting offers residents a say in how the Mayor and Council allocate resources. It also builds stronger communities, engages residents, and promotes the democratic process.
HOW TO GET A PB PROPOSAL ON A BALLOT FOR A COMMUNITY VOTE:
Borough residents age fourteen and older are invited to come together to discuss local needs and the best ways to address them. Proposal forms will be available for community members to submit their ideas. Residents will then vote on the proposals either online or with a paper ballot.
Once a project is approved by the Governing Body, it will be included in the funding for the Borough's annual budget.
PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING COMMITTEE 2019
All terms are for a one-year period:
Ron DeMarco, Chair.
Kevin Kane — Council Liaison 2019
The Participatory Budgeting Committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall, 51 West Main St., Freehold, N.J. 07728.
2019 Participatory Budgeting
Meetings held second Monday of the month
Tuesday September 10th (Town Hall Project presentations)
2019 Participatory Budgeting Time Line
March/April (Market the PB program)
May I' (PB program Presentation Boro Hall)
June 30th (Deadline to submit PB project ideas)
July/August (Project vetting PB committee/Boro Professionals)
September 10th (Town Hall Projection presentations)
September 1167 (voting begins)
September 14-156 (Collect votes Latino Festival/ Senior Appreciation Day)
September 20th (Last day paper ballot vote)
September 22th (Last day Online vote)
October 711' (PB project winners announced at Mayor and Council Meeting)
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