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Photo courtesy of Gregg Sullivan
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A community stakeholder meeting at Councilman Paul Vallone's office on a proposed high school planned for the site of the former Bayside Jewish Center.

Residents in the 19th City Council District will get to choose how they want to spend that money for the second year in a row.

Nearly $1 million in city funds allocated this year for potential projects such as bus stop countdown clocks, police cameras and public school upgrades will be decided this coming weekend by residents from North Flushing to Bayside.

City Councilman Paul Vallone has issued a participatory budgeting voter guide for his constituents in the district to allow them to make an informed decision about the 17 different projects on the ballot.

Voters can choose up to five projects. The bulk of the funds that will be on the ballot include renovations in parks and recreation such as pedestrian sidewalks to upgrades in auditoriums, playgrounds, and gymnasiums across schools.

An estimated $160,000 is proposed for passenger countdown clocks at certain bus stops along the Q12 and Q13 routes and $105,000 to install three security cameras in the district.

The pedestrian safety sidewalk and guardrail along the northbound Whitestone Expressway was designated for $550,000, while a basketball court renovation at MacNeil Park in College Point is allocated for $650,000. New flooring, furniture and paint are also in the plans to upgrade the multi-use cafeteria at Adrien Block Campus in Flushing.

Voting will take place between this Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, April 3. For information on voting or to find a polling place, text PBNYC to 212-676-8384.

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