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  1. Welcome to the ballot for Greensboro Participatory Budgeting, courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. You are about to vote on community projects to improve your district. Up to $100,000 of winning projects will be submitted to the City Manager's Office for consideration in the FY 2016-17 recommended budget that is voted on by City Council.
  2. The information provided will help you familiarize yourself with the project proposals in your district for 2016. You may choose up to 5 projects.
  3. Voting is open to all residents of Greensboro, ages 14 and up.
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Instructions

  1. Welcome to the ballot for Greensboro Participatory Budgeting, courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. You are about to vote on community projects to improve your district. Up to $100,000 of winning projects will be submitted to the City Manager's Office for consideration in the FY 2016-17 recommended budget that is voted on by City Council.
  2. The information provided will help you familiarize yourself with the project proposals in your district for 2016. You may choose up to 5 projects.
  3. Voting is open to all residents of Greensboro, ages 14 and up.
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Streets, Sidewalks & Transportation

Crosswalk with pedestrian refuge island for safe crossing of Phillips Avenue

A crosswalk, including a pedestrian safety island at the intersection of Phillips Ave. and Woodbrier will ensure greater safety of children and youth crossing a busy street between two major community facilities, McGirt Horton Public Library and Peeler Recreation Center.

Estimated Cost: $6,000

   

District 2 East-West Bikeway Improvements*

Location: East-West Bikeway links in the vicinity of NC A&T State University Funding for District 2 on-street bicycle accommodations and improvements to better connect neighborhoods to higher education & employment opportunities in a more pleasant bicycling environment. "Specific locations and design elements of this project will be subject to review and evaluation by the City Attorney's Office, the Greensboro Department of Transportation, and may also include additional community input."

Estimated Cost: $18,000

   

District 2 North-South Bikeway Improvements*

Location: North-South Bikeway links in the surrounding areas near E. Bessemer Avenue Funding for District 2 on-street bicycle accommodations and improvements to better connect neighborhoods to higher education & employment opportunities in a more pleasant bicycling environment. "Specific locations and design elements of this project will be subject to review and evaluation by the City Attorney's Office, the Greensboro Department of Transportation, and may also include additional community input."

Estimated Cost: $30,000

   

Parks & Recreation

Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 3 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 2. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $30,000

   

Shade Cloth Covers at Windsor Pool

This project is to add shade cloths at Windsor Pool that would provide shade to residents who would like protection from the sun but still want to be outside. “The size of the pool shade may vary based on the costs for installation and configuration of the pool deck.“

Estimated Cost: $15,000

   

Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 2 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 2. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $20,000

   

Shade Cloth Covers at Peeler Pool

This project is to add shade cloths at Peeler Pool that would provide shade to residents who would like protection from the sun but still want to be outside. “The size of the pool shade may vary based on the costs for installation and configuration of the pool deck.“

Estimated Cost: $15,000

   

Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 1 weather proof stone game table in a park in District 2. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $10,000

   

Arts & Culture

Playprint Peeler Recreation Center

This project is to add playprints at the Peeler Recreation Center. Playprints are colorful street game paintings on the sidewalk and/or the road on the way to the park such as hopscotch and foursquare. “Artwork proposals are for a one-time installation at the specified location up to the maximum price as indicated on the ballot. Specific depictions will be determined with public input at a later date in accordance with state law.”

Estimated Cost: $7,000

   

Greensboro Four Dudley Alumni Mural

A mural highlighting the history and legacy of the prestigious alumni of Dudley High School will be created at Windsor Recreation Center. “Artwork proposals are for a one-time installation at the specified location up to the maximum price as indicated on the ballot. Specific depictions will be determined with public input at a later date in accordance with state law.”

Estimated Cost: $10,000

   

Bus Mural

This project entails featuring a local artist’s work on one of the City of Greensboro’s public buses. This project must win on all district ballots. ($40,000 total) “The time frame for art on buses may vary based on the cost of the art design, size of the art display, the length of time the art is displayed, installation and removal costs, and approval by the GTA Board.”

Estimated Cost: $8,000

   

Special Projects

Bus Application

This is a city-wide project to create a bus application for one year for city-run buses. This program will allow users to download and use the program from their respective app stores. The GPS locations of the buses will be collected through GPS units that will be installed on city buses that will transmit its location to the cloud. This project must win on all district ballots. ($90, 000 total)

Estimated Cost: $18,000