Get Involved

The Office of 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez is committed to the values of ward democracy and social justice. We invite you to participate in two of our initiatives to advance these values!   

Participatory Budgeting

The 33rd Ward has joined seven other wards that will be using participatory budgeting to allocate $1 million in aldermanic menu funds this fall.

PB is a civic engagement program that increases transparency and democratic participation in our communities. Residents work together to generate ideas about infrastructure improvements they'd like to see in our ward, then vote on which should receive funding. You can read more about PB Chicago here.

The first stage is collecting your ideas for projects you'd like to see in our community! We are looking for ideas related to arts & culture (i.e. public art, public WiFi), safety & environment (i.e. community gardens, solar panels on public buildings), parks and recreation (i.e. playground equipment, park improvements), and streets & sidewalks (i.e. bike lanes, lighting improvements, lighting improvements).

We will be announcing dates for community assemblies soon. In the meantime, please continue submitting ideas and if you'd like to become a community representative, send an e-mail to with the subject line "PB Community Rep."

Community Driven Zoning and Development

Community Driven Zoning and Development (CDZD) ensures that our residents have direct and meaningful decision-making over a vital and limited resource—land—and in shaping the vision of development in our ward. Residents’ knowledge of the needs and history of our neighborhoods is invaluable in the consideration of zoning changes. CDZD is also a tool to politically enfranchise our undocumented families, friends, and neighbors.

You can find our CDZD procedures and goals here.

If you'd like to learn more about opportunities to volunteer in our ward's community driven zoning process, send an e-mail to with the subject line "CDZD volunteer".

If you are seeking a zoning change, please fill out this google form and our office will follow up with you.