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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) “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 Trotter Recreation Center

This project consists of adding playprints at the Trotter 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

   

Safety & Environment

Hester Park Emergency Call Box

The essence of the project is to install an emergency call box at Hester Park. The box is to be precisely located in areas where there is a high frequency of residents walking or exercising in neighborhoods around the city.

Estimated Cost: $10,000

   

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

Historical Welcome to Greensboro Sign

The sign would be a sign located in west Greensboro, alerting and welcoming travelers to one of the city’s, perhaps state and beyond, most historical and cultural areas settled by the Quakers. “The monument sign will require a zoning sign permit and possibly building and electrical permits from the City of Greensboro, and an encroachment agreement by NCDOT if within the NDCOT right-of-way.”

Estimated Cost: $35,000

   

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 5. 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

   

Hester Park Soccer Field

This project would include a renovation of the Hester Park soccer field to make regulation size if funded for $100,000.

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Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 2 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 5. 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 5. 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