Your Voice, Your Choice

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is Now Collecting Ideas through March 18

Share ideas for how you’d like to see the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods make small-scale park and street improvements in your neighborhood. The city plans to spend $2 million on these improvements.

What: Your Voice, Your Choice 2020 

When: February 18 to March 18

Who: community members age 11 and up (13 and up to participate online) who live, work, go to school,  receive services, or participate in activities within the City of Seattle 

How: submit ideas online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch.  Project ideas must be for physical improvements to Seattle’s parks or streets, to benefit the public, and cost $150,000 or less. For example, where would you like to see park benches, trail improvements, marked crosswalks, sidewalk repair? 

Once ideas are submitted, volunteers will turn the ideas into 8 – 10 proposals per council district. This summer, you will have the chance to vote for the top projects within your district. Approximately $185,000 is allocated to each council district from the $2 million budget. The remaining funds are allocated to projects in underrepresented communities or Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas.