FOLLOWUP: Did you vote? Here’s who won King County’s ‘participatory budgeting’ money

One week ago, we noted that King County was wrapping up voting in its first-ever “participatory budgeting” – asking people who live/work/study/recreate in unincorporated urban areas to choose who should get a share of county funding. White Center/North Highline voters also got to rank proposals for use of cannabis-tax revenues Tonight, the winners were announced. Two of the White Center-area grants will have West Seattle benefits – Nepantla Cultural Arts Center in South Delridge will get $150,000, and the White Center Food Bank – whose service area includes south West Seattle – will get $875,000 as they move to a new site. The project that’s going in where the WCFB is now, the White Center HUB (a center for nonprofits plus affordable housing) is getting $750,000. See the full list of recipients here.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Did you vote? Here's who won King County's 'participatory budgeting' money"

  • KT August 18, 2022 (4:25 am)

    Here’s an instance where a vote really mattered as the statement from Dow said that there were “more than 2,600 ballots”.That is not very many considering how many people live in these areas.  Glad to be one of them thanks to my neighbor having a yard sign advertising the opportunity to weigh in.

  • LyndaB August 18, 2022 (9:02 am)

    I also voted and am glad to see the White Center Food Bank received their funding.  

  • Peter August 18, 2022 (7:44 pm)

    SO glad the White Center splash park got funded

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