Participatory Budgeting

In 2018, the A. Philip Randolph Square Neighborhood Alliance designed and promoted a participatory budgeting campaign to secure funding to improve lighting and irrigation systems at the Harriet Tubman Memorial. The Alliance was awarded $175,000 by Councilman Bill Perkins for those capital improvements. Since that time, we learned from feasibility studies that new or enhanced lighting and irrigation systems would be too costly to install because the memorial was constructed above a subway station. The Alliance has been working with NYC Parks to determine what capital improvements will be made at the site.

Watleigh Secondary School art students and teacher Ronald Jaberdalley (on right) designed publicity materials as part of the participatory budgeting proposal for the Harriet Tubman memorial in 2018.