YOU CAN VOTE FOR PS 77 TO RECEIVE FUNDING!
A proposal from PS 198 and PS 77 has been included in this year’s Participatory Budget vote by Council Member Ben Kallos’ office.
Now we just need YOU to cast your vote so that our schools can gain the votes needed to win!
Each year, a select number of proposals for Capital Improvements (to pay for physical infrastructure projects only – such as improvements to school buildings) are placed on the Participatory Budget ballot which is then open to community voting.
Our proposal is for PS 198 and PS 77 to receive funding for a very necessary HVAC cooling system in our building.  Due to the age of our school building and the limited use of window AC units, areas of our school such as the cafeteria and auditorium become very heated during warm weather months, reducing the air quality and safety for our children and staff.  The HVAC proposal is an important next step to making our building comfortable and safe for all members who use our school building.
Please cast your vote and encourage EVERYONE YOU KNOW in the community to vote for both schools as a whole. 
 
If you need to vote by mail, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, is the deadline for registering to vote by mail.
 
 
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FULL INFORMATION FROM OUR COUNCIL MEMBER BEN KALLOS:
Tomorrow, Friday, March 18 is the deadline to register to vote by mail at BenKallos.com/PB/Absentee
You decide on how to spend $1 million in our community starting March 26th through April 3rd as part of Participatory Budgeting
Anyone 14 or over can vote by mail or in person at our district office for the entirety of vote week.
March 26th – April 3rd:
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
We will also make voting more convenient by bringing the ballots closer to you at mobile voting sites throughout the district with help from this cycle’s budget delegates who will be sponsoring even more vote sites as they continue to shepherd the process. Let us know when and where you’ll be voting with your reservation below:
Saturday, 3/26/2016:
10:00AM – 2:00PM, East 82nd Street Greenmarket, RSVP
11:00AM – 2:00PM, 20 River Road, Manhattan Park, Roosevelt Island, RSVP

Sunday, 3/27/2016:   
10:00AM – 2:00PM, Carl Schurz Park, RSVP

Monday, 3/28/2016:  
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M79 Bus at York Avenue, RSVP
8:00AM – 11:00AM, 311 East 82nd Street, P.S. 290, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, East 86th between Lexington and Third Avenue, RSVP

Tuesday, 3/29/2016:
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M86 Bus at York Avenue, RSVP
7:30AM – 10:30AM, 1700 Third Avenue, P.S. 198/77, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, F Train Subway at Roosevelt Island, RSVP

Wednesday, 3/30/2016:  
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M67 Bus at First Avenue, RSVP
10:00AM – 1:00PM, 411 East 76th Street, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, Tramway Plaza at E59th Street, RSVP

Thursday, 3/31/2016:
7:30AM – 10:30AM, 645 Main Street, P.S. /I.S. 217, Roosevelt Island, RSVP
4:00PM – 7:00PM, East 96th Street Subway Station, RSVP

Friday, 4/1/2016:
7:00AM – 9:00AM, M72 Bus at First Avenue, RSVP

Saturday, 4/2/2016:
10:00AM – 2:00PM, East 67th Street Greenmarket, RSVP

Please consider volunteering to help run a pollsite and if none of the dates and locations work for you or if it is just more convenient remember to register to vote by mail bytomorrow, Friday, March 18at BenKallos.com/PB/Absentee
Check out this year’s PB ballot

Regards,

Ben Kallos
Council Member
City Council District 5

244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128

Phone: 212-860-1950

Twitter: @BenKallos
Facebook: /BenKallos