by Sam Hieb
The results are in are in for the City of Greensboro’s participatory budgeting vote, and residents in all five city districts approved $18,000 for a downtown weekend trolly pilot program.
Interesting that the trolley ran strong in all five districts, placing first or second except in District 2. All told, the trolley received a total of 2,717 votes in a city of 290,000 people.
The participatory budget projects, which also include a $25,000 composting education and community farmers market pilot program in District 2, $36,000 for crosswalks in District 4’s Sunset Hills neighborhood and $30,000 for a Hester Park art mural in District 5, will be taken up when the city-wide budget is under consideration next spring.