Alix Fellman, a budget delegate and facilitator for the parks and recreation committee in Brooklyn's 39th council district.

Kensington: What Price a Dog Park?

In Councilman Brad Lander's district, citizen budget delegates learned quickly how expensive simple projects can be. But they also found much could be accomplished without spending a dime.


Project Has Citizens Making Budget Choices

A pilot effort is under way in four City Council districts to give constituents some say in which capital projects are funded. Amid successes and snags, there are signs the initiative is getting citizens more engaged in government.