Let your voice be heard in the community! The Morris-Jumel Mansion is thrilled to be a site for Participatory Budget voting. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the public budget. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet these needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund. This year in New York City, 32 Council Members across the city are asking residents to decide how to spend at least $35 million in capital funding. Community members can propose and vote on projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing and other public spaces. The booth will be set up in the park and in the museum in case of inclement weather.