The walls of the Mess Hall community center in Rogers Park are covered in project proposals, in 2010. Photo by Samuel Barnett. See more photos from Barnett.
Major updates, 11:17 AM
We received an email Participatory Budgeting Chicago manager Thea Crum, at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Great Cities Institute, that four alderman will be conducting participatory budgeting in their wards, committing $4 million in discretionary spending (which is short of the $5.2 million in menu funds they have available).
The four alderman are:
- Leslie Hairston, 5th
- John Arena, 45th
- James Cappleman, 46th (see details below)
- Joe Moore, 49th