PB in the 49th Ward
Alderman Joe Moore brought PB to the 49th Ward in 2009. Learn more about the ward, upcoming events, and past cycles below.
The 49th Ward is located in the northeast corner of the city of Chicago. The ward boundaries include Lake Michigan to the east, Ridge/Oakley/Western to the west, Devon to the south, and Howard and Juneway Terrace to the north. The ward is distinguished by several community assets including several miles of parks and beaches, Loyola University Chicago, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, Emil Bach House, the community arts space the Mess Hall, and the Madonna della Strada Chapel. The 49th Ward was the ﬁrst to adopt participatory budgeting in the United States, and residents there have undertaken the process since 2009.
Maps and Tables
In their seventh cycle (fourth with PB Chicago), the 49th Ward hosted 6 idea collection events. Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 9 ballot items. Voting took place April 21-May 6, 2017. 2,911 residents voted at 8 voting locations throughout the ward.
4 streets, 6 alleys, and 2 alley aprons resurfaced ($463,000)*
Streetlights, curbs, and sidewalks ($177,000)*
100 trees throughout ward ($50,000) - 1,770 votes
Learning garden at Gale School ($120,000) 1,644 votes
Streetlight upgrades on Clark Street ($150,000) - 1,633 votes
New benches at 3 train stations ($9,000) - 1,324 votes
Park benches and picnic tables ($45,000) - 1,268 votes
Bike lane on Pratt ($30,000) - 994 votes
Langdon Park water feature ($30,000) - 871 votes
Murals at Sullivan High School ($19,200) - 585 votes
*Ballot question #1 asked for voters to designate a percentage of total funds to be allocated to streets, alleys, streetlights, curbs, and sidewalks
Sample ballot (English)
Sample ballot (Spanish)
49th Ward Service Office
7356 N. Greenview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
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