Your Voice, Your Choice

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting 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 $285,000 is set aside in each City Council District, and residents can cast their ballots for their top three choices in the district where they live, work, go to school, receive services, or volunteer.

There are four key steps to this participatory budgeting process:

Idea Collection

Community members brainstorm and submit potential projects to be funded throughout the city.

Project Development

Project Development teams turn submitted ideas into concrete project proposals.

Voting

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 the following year's budget.