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Participatory Budgeting Greensboro 2017

Greensboro

Participatory Budgeting Sample Ballots Available Online; Voting Begins Today October 23, 201

Greensboro residents can now preview the 41 projects that are proposed to be funded under the Greensboro Participatory Budgeting project online.

Voting begins October 23 at 2:30 pm at Hemphill Library and will run through November 18 at various locations citywide. Download a full calendar of voting locations online.

Earlier this year, residents submitted more than 300 ideas for projects they wanted funded. Over the summer PB Budget Delegates vetted the projects.

The 41 proposals that made it to the ballot include a new bus shelter, safer sidewalks, handicapped accessible playground equipment, bike racks and solar charging stations for mobile devices. Parks and Recreation projects proved popular among people who submitted ideas last spring. Ideas that made it to the ballot include adult exercise equipment for Westbury Park, new playground equipment at Apache Park, picnic tables for Arlington Park, and benches near the basketball courts at Windsor Recreation Center. Contact Participatory Budgeting pbgso@greensboro-nc.gov 336-373-7750

Handouts from September, 2017 Lunch with the League

The September, 2017 Lunch with the League is completed. For anyone who needs the contact information for our federal representatives or the Community Foundation information for the new funds, just click and read or download. Please note that the URL as printed did not work and it has been corrected in the document referenced in the pdf file: FundsCF.pdf.

The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting

Restoring Democracy in NC: The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting This event was held on January 26, 2017. The video is on YouTube so you may view it or share the link so others may. Redistricting.

Dr. Dana Dunn, Provost of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro introduces the video. The program reported on a Successful Nonpartisan Redistricting Simulation by a Volunteer Panel of 10 Retired NC Supreme Court Justices and Senior Appellate Court Judges.

The video features Tom Ross, Former UNC President, current President of the Volcker Alliance, and Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy of Duke University

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Justice Rhoda Billings (R) & Justice Henry Frye (D), Retired Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

The program was presented by the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad in memory of Sally Austin.

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