Dear Constituent,Though we are already well into the new year, I thought it would be importantto reflect on 2012 and some of the important accomplishments that we allachieved together. We held the first-ever Participatory Budgeting vote in theCity of New York. We united to defend our community from district lines thatwould have cut out some of our most vital institutions. We also won protectedbike lanes for First and Second Avenues, and helped save two of our localpublic schools from closure. And those are just a few examples.Last year was an exciting one for our community and for my office. And
there’s a lot to look forward to in 2013.
As always, you can stay up-to-
date on my office’s work by visiting our blog
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Facebook !Sincerely,Melissa Mark-Viverito
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Taking Action! City Hall, District 8 and Beyond Page 4Incredibly Honored Page 9Looking Back on 2012 Page 10Participatory Budgeting: Year One Page 12Participatory Budgeting: Year Two Page 13FY 2013 Budget Page 14Committees Served Page 14Looking Forward to 2013: My Plans & Goals Page 15