Four Bronx council members give communities a say with participatory budgeting


Do you ever wish you had more of a say in how your taxpayer dollars are spent?

Well, 15 members of the New York City Council are giving their constituents a say over $1 million of their district’s money this budget cycle — four of those elected officials represent Bronx districts.

Amanda Farías, Marjorie Velázquez, Pierina Sanchez, all newly installed councilwomen who took office earlier this year, and Councilman Kevin Riley opted into the City Council’s 11th consecutive participatory budgeting cycle. The Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, of Queens, is also participating.

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