Each of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods has it's own flavor. Jefferson Park, on the Northwest Side, is known for being a family-friendly community and a popular residential area for Chicago's fire fighters, police officers and school teachers. With the North Branch Trail, Sauganash Trail, nearby golf courses and an abundance of parks and green space, Jefferson Park mixes a suburban feel with a city touch.
This is the 4th year in a row that Alderman John Arena allowed voters in the 45th district to choose how to spend his $1 million discretionary budget. Voting took place for a week, and ended this past Saturday.
So what improvements were most important to the voters who participated . . . what projects will get the funding?
It's your chance again to participate in the 45th Ward's Participatory Budgeting ballot. Take part in improving our communities and spending our tax dollars on the things that matter the most.
For the fourth year in a row, Arena is giving voters the opportunity to choose how his $1 million discretionary budget is spent. All residents of the 45th Ward older than 14 are eligible to vote. The ward includes Jefferson Park, parts of Portage Park, Forest Glen, Gladstone Park and Old Irving Park.