Gonzales Safe Routes
Robin Pardo of Gonzales (left) receives information regarding the Safe Streets Projects from Aaron Hernandez of TAMC and Lorraine Ramirez of the Safe Routes to School Steering Committee. (Michael Ramirez)

GONZALES — Gonzales residents can help decide how to spend a budget of $250,000 in the community to make it safer for youth and families to get to and from schools.

The Gonzales Safe Routes to School Steering committee was formed in September 2023 to design and implement the Gonzales Participatory Budgeting process.

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where Gonzales residents or workers ages 16 years and older can vote on Safe Routes to School projects.

The public can vote for their favorite project by May 18 either online or in-person at drop-off ballot sites, located at local schools, Gonzales City Hall, Gonzales Library or St. Theodore’s Catholic Church. The winning projects will be announced in June.

Visit tinyurl.com/GonzalesSafeStreets for more details.

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