This week, New Yorkers have a chance to vote on how to spend $1 million in capital funds in their district. It's through the city's annual Participatory Budgeting Program, which for the first time spans all five boroughs, with 31 council members who've opted to join. (This is the program's sixth year in action in New York. A NYC Council spokesperson told WNYC 67,000 people voted across 28 districts last year.) The process begins during the summer, when council members host brainstorming meetings with the people in their district to field suggestions for projects, like upgrading the technology in local schools, improving safety in parks, adding digital countdown clocks to bus stops, and more. Then, between September and February, city agencies assess those suggestions for feasibility and offer cost estimates. Those projects and price tags are presented back to the public during a nine-day voting period in March. You must live in the district where you're voting (proof of citizenship not required) and be at least 14 years old to participate in the budgeting process. For the first time, this year people can vote online — which means online voters are asked to abide by the honor system. Voting is open from March 25th until April 2nd.