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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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Arts & Culture

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

   

Playprint Hunter Hills Park

This project is to add a playprint at Hunter Hills Park. 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

   

Mural - Garden themed at Pomona Park

This project would entail adding a garden themed mural on the wall beside the community garden at Pomona Park. “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

   

Safety & Environment

Greensboro Arboretum

Three bridges at the Greensboro Arboretum are rotting and need repairs.

Estimated Cost: $20,000

   

Crosswalk Elam & Camden

This project would entail adding a stop sign and crosswalk to intersection at Camden Rd & S. Elam Ave.

Estimated Cost: $6,000

   

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

   

Streets, Sidewalks & Transportation

Walker Avenue Bridge Railing

Make Walker Avenue bridge safer for pedestrians crossing Wendover by replacing the bridge railing with a taller and more aesthetically pleasing design.

Estimated Cost: $30,000

   

Walker Avenue Painted Walkway

The Walker Avenue bridge is a major traffic connector at the heart of the Lindley Park neighborhood. Because of the low railings and Wendover Avenue below, many residents are uncomfortable using the bridge for walking or bike riding. A clearly demarcated pedestrian walkway would make the bridge feel more accessible to users.

Estimated Cost: $5,000

   

Spring Garden & Howard Pedestrian Crosswalk

This project consists of providing a safer path for pedestrians at the busy restaurant-retail hub which includes Hops, Scrambles, Fat Dogs, and Barbaritos. Create a high visibility, handicap accessible pedestrian crosswalk with improved lighting at each of the four junctions of the intersection.

Estimated Cost: $20,000

   

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 4. 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

   

Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 2 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 4. 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

   

Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 1 weather proof stone game table in a park in District 4. 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

   

Shade Cloth Covers at Lindley Pool

This project is to add shade cloths at Lindley Pool that would provide shade to citizens 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

   

Fix Mulch Pathway at Brown Bark Park

This project would entail creating a more defined mulch pathway at Brown Bark Park.

Estimated Cost: $5,000