Vote on your favorite safe routes to school projects! 

Help decide how to spend a budget of $250,000 in the Greenfield community to make it safer for kids to get to and from schools.

 

Attend the Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 2022

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Greenfield Council Chambers

599 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA

 

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where Greenfield residents and workers ages 14 years and older can vote on projects to make it safer for kids and families to get to and from school. The Greenfield Safe Routes to School Steering committee was formed in June 2022 to design and implement the Greenfield Participatory Budgeting process.

What is the Voting Process?

    1. Creating the Ballot – The Greenfield Safe Routes to School Steering Committee, made up of residents, students and community advocates, worked with Safe Routes to School program partners and the City of Greenfield to develop a list of projects for the community to vote on.
    2. Town Hall Meeting – the Election will kick-off with a Town Hall meeting where the public can learn about the projects, ask questions, and cast their vote.
    3. Voting – The public will be able to vote in the participatory budgeting election from December 1st to December 15th at ballot drop-off sites and online by clicking the button to the right.
    4. Election Results – the winning projects will be announced publicly in February 2023. Projects funded through the Participatory Budgeting process will begin implementation as soon as the Salinas Valley Safe Routes to School Plan is adopted in Spring 2024.

What are the voting rules?

    • Voting is open to all Greenfield residents or workers aged 14 and older
    • Only one ballot may be cast per person
    • You may choose up to three (3) projects on the ballot
    • Ballots must be submitted by the end-of-day December 15, 2022, to count

Learn about the projects on the ballot in the Greenfield Participatory Budgeting Voter Guide: English / Spanish.

Vote for your favorite projects by December 15th! 

Vote online here!

Voting is live December 1 – December 15. Read the Greenfield Voter Guide linked below to learn more about the projects on the ballot.

Greenfield Participatory Budgeting Voter Guide: English / Spanish

 

Or pick-up a ballot and voter guide at one of the ballot-drop-off locations below between December 1st – 15th: 

    • Greenfield City Hall, 599 El Camino Real, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
    • Greenfield Union School District, 493 El Camino Real, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
    • Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 250 Apple Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Greenfield Community Center, 1351 Oak Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
    • Arroyo Seco Academy, 1226 Apple Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Greenfield High School, 225 S El Camino Real, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Greenfield Branch Library, 315 El Camino Real, Tuesday – Wednesday, 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Oak Avenue Elementary School, 1239 Oak Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Vista Verde Middle School, 1199 Elm Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Mary Chapa Academy, 490 El Camino Real, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • Holy Trinity Church, 27 S El Camino Real, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is participatory budgeting? 

Participatory budgeting is a democratic process where community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. A Steering Committee was formed to design the election process. The participatory budgeting process is part of the Salinas Valley Safe Routes to School Plan. 

How do I vote? 

You can vote in-person at the Town Hall Election Kickoff on Thursday, December 1st from 4:30 – 7:30 pm or you can pick-up a ballot and cast your vote at one of the ballot drop-off locations [map here]. You can also vote online [https://bit.ly/GreenfieldVote]. Make sure to cast your vote before December 15th! 

Who is eligible to vote? 

Greenfield residents and workers 14 years old or older are eligible to vote in the participatory budgeting election. 

How can I learn more about the projects?

You can learn more about the projects on the ballot at the Town Hall Election Kickoff on Thursday, December 1st from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Greenfield Council Chambers located at 599 El Camino Real. You can also learn more about the projects here: Greenfield Participatory Budgeting Voter Guide: English / Spanish

How do I vote?

There are three ways to vote:

  1. Vote in-person at the Town Hall Election Kickoff on Thursday, December 1st from 4:30 – 7:30 pm;
  2. Pick-up a ballot and cast your vote at one of the ballot drop-off locations [map here]; or
  3. Vote online [link here].

Make sure to cast your vote before December 15th!

What happens to the projects after the election?

The top voted projects will be recommended to the City of Greenfield to be constructed. The City of Greenfield will receive up to $250,000 from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County to construct the top-voted projects immediately following the Safe Routes to School Plan adoption in February 2024.

How can I get involved?

If you’d like to get involved, email janneke@tamcmonterey.org to learn more about the Greenfield Safe Routes to School Steering Committee.