District participatory budgeting winners revealed

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SUNSET PARK -

Council Member Carlos Menchaca announced the winners for this year's district participatory budgeting results Wednesday night at Sunset Park High School.

Residents and students who live between Red Hook and Sunset Park were able to decide how $2 million would be spent for repairs in their neighborhood.

Out of the 14 projects, six projects won funding.

S.A.V. Technology will get repairs to their auditorium, PS. 94 will receive more security cameras, and other schools will get repairs to their gyms.

Menchaca also honored dozens of people who volunteered their time to head to these neighborhoods and get the projects picked.

This is the fourth year Menchaca has reached out to the community for their insight and feedback.

He said that every year more people from the community get involved, and he hopes this initiative will continue to grow.

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