SPENDING $3 MILLION: First District 1 ‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ review meeting; 4 more to choose from!

If you missed the first “project development” meeting tonight for this year’s Your Voice, Your Choice process to figure out which of hundreds of community-suggested park/street projects will get a share of $3 million … you have four more to choose from. Participants at each meeting are evaluating a specific group of projects – different at every meeting – as grouped and color-coded on this map. Next one is tomorrow night in South Park (6 pm at SP Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S.), to review the suggestions for that area; then there are three more meetings in West Seattle, one daytime and two nighttime (all listed here). And if you can’t make it to the meeting for the project area you’d like to evaluate, the city says you can access the project lists for all areas of each district (ours is D-1) at any meeting in that district. After this round, the next step is voting, with online and in-person opportunities starting in June.

3 Replies to "SPENDING $3 MILLION: First District 1 'Your Voice, Your Choice' review meeting; 4 more to choose from!"

  • steve February 26, 2018 (9:55 pm)

    Gee, I’m so excited I don’t know where to start… How about lowering the property taxes on my block, then maybe my rent will go down, instead of up 17%.  Or, better bus service anyone? Or, give it to ST3 so my car tabs will go down instead of the latest $100 increase.   Bitter, you bet.

  • Pete February 27, 2018 (5:49 am)

    Looks like all of 5 community members are in the photo. Where is the outreach? Where is the involvement of the District Councils and neighborhood organizations. Did DON not learn any lessons from last years fiasco of this same process?

  • Scott A February 27, 2018 (11:44 am)

    I was one of the people at last night’s meeting.  This morning I talked to the staffer that ran the meeting.  While the focus of the meeting is the specific sub-area of District that the map shows – people are welcome to get the project lists for any other part of District 1 and show their support for those.  Since the hope is that people attending the meetings interact and talk through the list of nearby projects the lists from other parts of District 1 weren’t freely handed out but just ask and they should be handy. 

    Besides the 6 adults and one strollee in the photo – at least one more couple showed up by the time I had to leave at 6:15.

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