Participatory Budgeting 2023: District 7 Residents To Vote

Voting on proposals to be funded this year closes on June 26, 2023.

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A Department of Public Works employee sweeps Ocean Avenue. | Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

Proposals for pedestrian safety projects, neighborhood beautification improvements and community resiliency are on the line for funding this summer.

Voting on proposals to be funded by this year’s round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting opened on June 12 and will close on June 26. Only residents of District 7 may participate in voting.

Participatory Budgeting is designed to foster civic participation by empowering residents to propose, review and then vote to allocate tax dollars toward a range of projects from security cameras to public art installations. District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar funded the program with add-back dollars during the city budget process.

Twenty proposals were reviewed by a 21-member committee of volunteers last month with 17 advancing to the vote.

The winning projects will be announced in July with city departments responsible for executing winning projects to receive funds in the fall.

For general community projects, $377,000 will be available and $422,000 will be available for Vision Zero traffic safety projects.

Proposals of interest to the greater Ingleside neighborhood include:

  • Mural on retaining wall in Merced Extension Triangle
  • Rainy day fund for small businesses
  • Emergency preparedness training and capacity building in Balboa Terrace
  • Seating area with trees in Sunnyside
  • Slow traffic near Hearst Avenue and Flood Street
  • Improve traffic safety at Ocean Avenue and Woodacre Drive
  • Plant trees on medians at Junipero Serra Boulevard and Ocean Avenue
  • Upgrade playground at Sloat Elementary School
  • Upgrade playground at Sunnyside Elementary School

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