RESIDENTS IN DISTRICT 9 CAST ONLINE BALLOTS FOR SELECTED PROJECTS that are part of the Participatory Budget initiative. The voting at D9PB.org started May 29 and lasted through June 9. Results were pending at press time. The Participatory Budget funds work approved by residents from a list of neighbor-suggested projects. “We are providing you with an easy-to-remember website of D9PB.org where you can see the final projects that will be on the ballot,” District 9 Councilman John Courage announced in a digital newsletter. “These projects were submitted and vetted by your (District 9) neighbors.” Courage, noting his dissent on a recent City Council vote to fund City Hall renovations for $38 million because he felt there was little public discussion beforehand, said he wants his constituents to have a voice in neighborhood projects that improve their surroundings.