Menu Money


Each ward is allotted $1.32 million to be used for a “menu” of infrastructure maintenance and improvements every year. In the 47th Ward, we strive to make the process for allocating this menu fund as inclusive, participatory and expeditious as possible. This year we will be moving forward with a number of projects that former Alderman Pawar’s staff recommended and surveyed, while we begin the process of collecting projects and distributing surveys for next year’s menu.

While $1.32 million never goes as far as we would like, we want to know which priorities are most important to you and your neighbors. If we are not able to fund all identified projects this year, we will consider them for the following year. We look forward to working together with all of you to ensure that our menu dollars are being spent where they are needed most.

If you have questions, please contact Josh at

Approved Projects for 2019

Submit a Potential Project

We accept new, potential menu projects on a rolling basis all year in order to supplement our own surveying. If there is a project in your neighborhood that you’d like us to consider please fill out this form. We will follow-up if the project is approved.