This year, Martin is setting aside up to $250,000 from the ward’s 2021 and 2022 infrastructure funds to be voted on. From May 10-17, any 47th ward resident age 14 or older is invited to vote on how they should be spent. Typically, an alderman has complete discretion on how the money will be spent, but some City Council members like Ald. Matt Martin (47th) invite neighbors to have a say in how a portion of that money will be spent.
Voting is offered both online, and in person at at Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., and at one retirement community. • $100,000 for curb extensions at Ashland and Ainslie and Damen and Belle Plaine
The projects include: • $100,000 for curb extensions at Montrose and Seeley and Addition and Claremont
Potential infrastructure projects were submitted by neighbors and those approved by Martin’s staff will appear on the upcoming ballot. “We got 1,500 votes in one week last time we did this,” said Josh Mark, Martin’s director of development and infrastructure.
• $54,000 for water fountains at Revere Park • $65,000 for pedestrian and cyclist safety items around the Welles park field house.
The projects on this year’s ballot were suggested and vetted by members of the 47th Ward Youth Council. Members of the youth council will also be among the volunteers manning in-person voting booths, Mark said. To register to vote on these projects click here. • $40,000 for additional trees
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