Add your ideas for capital funding

Exciting things are happening in Kirkendall.  Ward 1 (which includes Kirkendall) is holding a ‘participatory budgeting’ process.  This means you can have a say in what ideas get capital funding this year.  Many of you shared your ideas for how to improve Kirkendall at our Sprouting the Seeds event (see post below), and we encourage you to share those ideas on the participatory budgeting website – they might get funding!  At the same time, many of you shared your frustration with how so many decisions are made without enough input.  So this is also your chance to say that processes like this need to be more participatory by adding one common idea – Read on! We would love it if you took the following steps by END OF DAY FRIDAY:
1. Visit this website:  http://openbudget.ca/
2. Enter your information
3. Enter two ideas you have for capital projects
4. In the space for the third idea write “support the work of Know and Grow Kirkendall”

By adding this third idea of supporting the work of Know and Grow Kirkendall, you are sending a message to City Hall that there is lots of exciting work being done at the ground level to build a community vision of how to make a neighbourhood better that involves more than a quick click.
Please share this with anyone you know who might have a good idea for Ward 1 and encourage them to take the same step and support the work of Know and Grow Kirkendall.
Thanks for taking the time to know and grow your neighbourhood!!
Pam, Chandra, Matt, Marion, Jenn, and Cathy

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Success at Sowing the Seeds!

Success at Sowing the Seeds!

Check out the graphic that the 45 people who came to the Sowing the Seeds Event created together! Next steps are to bring together the people who volunteered to be part of the brainstorming group to move this forward

Meeting this Afternoon

Hello all,

The small group of people who started this all, is meeting at Earth to Table on Locke Street today at 4:00 for anyone interested in joining us.  We will be reviewing the feedback from the Sowing the Seeds event, and planning out the next steps!

Thanks

Chandra

We’ve arrived on the Web

After a fabulous turn out at our ‘Sowing the Seeds” event, this group of interested neighbours from the Kirkendall community in Hamilton Ontario would like to share their progress here – on our new blog.  Welcome, and we hope it helps us to know and grow our beautiful neighbourhood!