Problems with participatory budgeting

By Sharon Evans

This is in reference to your story in the April 22 Bayside Times on participatory budgeting.

For your information this has been going on for several years, yet many projects are still not completed. In 2012, Baysiders voted for redoing a section of the walk in Fort Totten Park and adding to the playground for the handicapped. We know they have the money, but nothing has been done. By the time the Parks Department gets around to this, whatever was voted on will cost more.

We worked very hard for this to be accomplished and we voted and we won, so as a result we stopped voting, because the Parks Department cannot function properly.

Be careful what you wish for!

Sharon Evans


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