Your Voice, Your Choice
Your Voice, Your Choice is a process in which Seattle residents decide how to spend a portion of the City's budget.
Parks & Streets
In 2017, Your Voice, Your Choice is focused on Parks & Streets, which means that you will help decide how to spend $2,000,000 of the City budget on small-scale improvements to streets and parks in your neighborhood.
Small-scale improvements can include:
- Any physical project up to $90,000
- Street projects might include traffic calming (traffic circles, median islands, speed feedback signs, etc.) or short segments of sidewalk construction (less than 100 feet, or one third of a block)
- Parks projects might include accessibility improvements, trail/path maintenance and upgrades, park benches or tables, natural area renovations, minor playground improvements
There will be four key steps to this participatory budgeting process:
Community members brainstorm and submit potential projects to be funded throughout the city. Ideas may be submitted online, via social media, or at various public outreach events.
Project Development teams turn submitted ideas into concrete project proposals.
Community members vote on their top projects within their individual Council District.
Fund & Implement
Each City Council District will select the top vote-getting projects that amount up to $285,000. City Departments will include winning projects in their 2018 budget and will be implemented in 2018.