Sunday, June 23, 2024

Residents 12 or older, including non-U.S. citizens, university students and all sixth-graders, can vote on Participatory Budgeting projects from Jan 4-9 and help decide how to spend $500,000 on projects to improve the city. Past winning projects include critical resource kits for the homeless, musical instruments for students, tree planting, and water bottle fill stations.

In September, community members submitted more than 660 ideas about how to spend part of the city’s fiscal year 2022 capital budget. More than 60 volunteers researched and evaluated the ideas, leaving 16 projects for the ballot. Residents can vote for up to five:

Residents can vote online at The winning projects will be announced Jan. 13

For information, call the city’s Budget Office at (617) 349-4270 or email [email protected].