HELP SPEND $3 MILLION: 2018’s ‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ seeks park, street project ideas

Last year was the first time the city tried “participatory budgeting” – under the banner Your Voice, Your Choice – for park and street projects. After ideas were proposed, then vetted, then voted on, each City Council district got a share, and four transportation-related projects were the winners in our area. This year, the city’s starting the process earlier – right now! – with more money to spend, $3 million citywide. So this is your official alert that if you have a “small-scale” park or street improvement idea – something that wouldn’t cost more than $90,000 – you have a month to tell the city about it – either online by going here, or via a paper form you’ll find at Seattle Public Library branches. February 2nd is the deadline; see the full announcement here.

P.S. If you contributed an idea last year but it didn’t make the final cut, it may have been rolled over for reconsideration this year – 400+ of those ideas are on this city-created Google Map and don’t need to be resubmitted.

7 Replies to "HELP SPEND $3 MILLION: 2018's 'Your Voice, Your Choice' seeks park, street project ideas"

  • Fire Ball January 3, 2018 (4:52 pm)

    How about some repaving of the streets we already have..   

    • Mike January 3, 2018 (8:47 pm)

      That and repaint the lines with reflective road paint.  You can’t even tell where lanes are half the time, especially when it’s raining much less dark and raining.

      • D Del Rio January 4, 2018 (7:39 pm)

        They used to have “cat eyes” and turtle bumps back in the day. Go to Federal Way or Tukwila, and you can see the lines perfectly at night since they still have these in their roads.

  • anonyme January 4, 2018 (6:25 am)

    At a time when the streets and bridges of Seattle are in such terrible condition, it seems  frivolous and offensive that tax dollars are being set aside for ‘fluff’ rather than addressing the basic issues that our taxes are supposed to cover.

    • WSB January 4, 2018 (7:09 am)

      Did you follow the link to the projects approved for our area last year? All are safety-related.

  • dumplinggirl January 4, 2018 (8:24 am)

    Thanks for sharing, I submitted an idea for my neighborhood!

  • MaryUnderwood January 4, 2018 (11:17 am)

    Yes, but do they get done? (safety issues)

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