Your Voice, Your Choice

IDEA COLLECTION IS OPEN! 

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Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is an annual initiative in which Seattle residents democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City's budget on small-scale park and street improvements. A total of $2 million has been allocated in the 2020 budget and residents can participate in the district where they live, work, go to school, receive services, or volunteer.

Your Voice, Your Choice is important because it is a simple way for people to get involved, connect with neighbors, and make a positive impact in their community.

- Kim S., YVYC volunteer

There are four key phases in the Your Voice, Your Choice process:

Phase 1: Idea Collection

Community members brainstorm and submit potential project ideas to be funded throughout the city. Project ideas will be collected February 18 - March 18, 2020. (learn more)

Phase 2: Project Development

Teams of community members work together to evaluate and prioritize ideas, narrowing the list to 8-10 project ideas per Council District. Project Development will take place in Spring 2020. (learn more)

Phase 3: Vote

Community members vote on their top projects within their individual Council District.  Voting will take place in Summer 2020. (learn more)

Phase 4: Project Implementation 

After each City Council District selects the top vote-getting projects, City Departments will include winning projects in the following year's budget. (learn more)

Want to learn more about the Your Voice, Your Choice program? Watch the video below!