Your Voice Your Choice Results

FROM SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

The votes are in for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets

More than 7200 voted; 51 community projects selected

DISTRICT 5 Projects Selected:

  • Lake City: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave NE, between 125th and NE 130th (Cost: $30,000, Total Votes: 392)*
  • Lake City: Crossing Improvements on 33rd Ave NE between NE 125 Street and NE 130 Street (Cost: $70,000, Total Votes: 354)*
  • Lake City: Walkway Improvements on 26th Ave NE from NE 125th St to Virgil Flaim Park (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 314)
  • Little Brook: Intersection Improvements on 32nd Ave NE at NE 137th and NE 140th Streets (Cost: $3,000, Total Votes: 242)*
  • Haller Lake: Crossing Improvements at 1st Ave NE and NE 117th St (Cost: $90,000, Total Vote: 201)
  • Meadowbrook: Traffic Calming and Crossing Improvements at NE 105th St and NE 104th Pl (Cost: $27,500, Total Votes: 196)
  • Broadview: Intersection Improvements at 1st Ave NW and N/NW 137th St (Cost: $2,750, Total Votes: 182)
  • Little Brook: Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements at NE 145th and 30th Ave NE (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 174)*

SEATTLE, WA (August 15, 2018) – The results are in! More than 7200 community members voted for their favorite park and street projects and 51 projects have been selected. It’s all part of the City’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, a participatory budgeting program in which community members democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget.

“As our population continues to grow, our communities face ever-changing infrastructure needs,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan. “Thousands of our neighbors took the time to voice their shared goals to improve communities across our City with neighborhood-driven improvements to our parks and roads.”

The projects were selected from more than 1,000 ideas submitted in February by community members across Seattle. These ideas were evaluated and honed by more than 500 volunteers who participated on Project Development Teams that met in each Council District. This spring, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation provided cost estimates for the proposals. Then beginning in June, community members ages 11 and above voted by Council District for their favorite projects online and at in-person polling stations at Seattle libraries.

With $3 million available, a maximum of $285,000 was allocated for each City Council District. The remaining $1 million was designated for funding projects in the City’s Equity and Environment Initiative Focus Areas—geographic areas where communities of color, immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, Native peoples, and limited-English proficiency individuals tend to live. Overall, 20 projects located in these Focus Areas received awards.

Many communities embraced the voting process, especially Districts 1 and 2 whose residents cast nearly 40% of the total votes received. “Programs like Your Voice, Your Choice are important,” observed Kim Schwarzkopf, District 1 resident and Your Voice Your Choice Steering Committee member. “It is a simple way for people to get involved, connect with their neighbors, and make a positive impact in their community.”

Your Voice, Your Choice is part of Participatory Budgeting, a civic engagement program in which community members decide how to spend a portion of a City’s budget. Seattle has joined Chicago, New York, Boston, and cities across the globe in using the process. Your Voice, Your Choice is managed by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. For more information, visit the Youth Voice, Youth Choice website or contact Program Manager Amy Nguyen (amy.nguyen@seattle.gov).

2018 Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets Results

DISTRICT 1

  • Riverview/Puget Ridge: Pedestrian Lighting Improvements at SW Morgan St bus stop near South Seattle College (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 287)
  • South Park: Intersection Improvements at Dallas Ave S, 12th Ave S, and Thistle St (Cost: $3,500, Total Votes: 290)*
  • South Park: Walkway Improvements on S Cloverdale St under SR-99 overpass (Cost: $90,000, 60% design only, Total Votes: 364)*
  • South Park: Signage Improvements at S Henderson St and 12th Ave S. (Cost $2,000, Total Votes: 208)*
  • North Admiral: Crossing Improvements on California Ave SW and SW College St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 277)
  • North Delridge: Improvements to basketball courts at Delridge Community Center (Cost: $7,000, Total Votes: 367)
  • North Delridge: Equipment Refurbishment at Puget Boulevard Commons/Cottage Grove Park (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 271)
  • Fauntleroy: Benches in Lincoln Park (Cost: $15,330, Total Votes: 355)
  • Roxhill/South Delridge: Trail Improvements at Roxhill Park (Cost: $88,800, Total Votes: 305)*

DISTRICT 2

  • Georgetown: Walkway Improvements on 4th Ave S, between E Marginal Way S and S Michigan St (Cost: $75,600, 60% design only, Total Votes: 190)
  • Beacon Hill: Crossing Improvements on Beacon Ave S between S Spokane St and S Alaska St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 180)*
  • Rainier Vista: Public Safety Improvements on S Genesee St between Jill Pl S and 29th Ave S (Cost: $90,000, design only, Total Votes: 263)*
  • Little Saigon/Chinatown-International District: Pedestrian Lighting on S Jackson St at 12th Ave S (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 518)*
  • New Holly: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave S between Graham and Holly Drive South (Cost: $90,000, design only, Total Votes: 396)*
  • Brighton: Crossing Improvements on Rainier Ave S and S Holly St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 263)*
  • Rainier Beach: Pedestrian Improvements on Rainier Ave from 57th Ave S to Henderson Ave S (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 396)*
  • Georgetown: Safety Improvements in Oxbow Park (Cost $5,900, Total Votes: 124)
  • Chinatown-International District: Improvements in Hing Hay Park (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 564)*
  • Beacon Hill: Trail Improvements in Dr. Jose Rizal Park (Cost: $44,000, Total Votes: 238)*
  • Beacon Hill: Improvements to Basketball Courts at Beacon Hill Playfield (Cost: $29,980, Total Votes: 263)*
  • Seward Park: Trail Improvements in Seward Park (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 350)

DISTRICT 3

  • First Hill: Sidewalk Repair on Summit Ave between Madison St and Spring St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 136)
  • Capitol Hill: Crossing Improvements on E Aloha St and 14th Ave E (Cost: $83,298, Total Votes: 297
  • Squire Park: Crossing Improvements on 19th and Cherry (Cost: $10,000, Total Votes: 236)
  • Squire Park: Crossing Improvements on E Jefferson and 16th/17th/18th Avenues (Cost: $5,000, Total Votes: 176)
  • Leschi: Traffic Calming on 29th Avenue between E Yesler Way and E Alder St (Cost: $16,100, Total Votes: 148)
  • Atlantic: Pathway Improvements on Rainier and I-90 (Cost: $56,800, Total Votes: 182)*
  • Judkins Park: Improvements at Judkins Park (Cost: $24,700, Total Votes: 291)*

DISTRICT 4

  • Ravenna: Traffic Calming on 20th Ave NE between 65th and Lake City Way (Cost: $88,000, Total Votes: 277)
  • Wedgwood: Crossing Improvements at NE 77th St and 25th Ave NE (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 243)
  • Wallingford: Crossing Improvements on Burke-Gilman Trail crossing Stone Way N at N 34th St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 300)
  • Maple Leaf: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NE and NE 85th St (Cost: $33,570, Total Votes: 269)

DISTRICT 5

  • Lake City: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave NE, between 125th and NE 130th (Cost: $30,000, Total Votes: 392)*
  • Lake City: Crossing Improvements on 33rd Ave NE between NE 125 Street and NE 130 Street (Cost: $70,000, Total Votes: 354)*
  • Lake City: Walkway Improvements on 26th Ave NE from NE 125th St to Virgil Flaim Park (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 314)
  • Little Brook: Intersection Improvements on 32nd Ave NE at NE 137th and NE 140th Streets (Cost: $3,000, Total Votes: 242)*
  • Haller Lake: Crossing Improvements at 1st Ave NE and NE 117th St (Cost: $90,000, Total Vote: 201)
  • Meadowbrook: Traffic Calming and Crossing Improvements at NE 105th St and NE 104th Pl (Cost: $27,500, Total Votes: 196)
  • Broadview: Intersection Improvements at 1st Ave NW and N/NW 137th St (Cost: $2,750, Total Votes: 182)
  • Little Brook: Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements at NE 145th and 30th Ave NE (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 174)*

DISTRICT 6

  • Ballard: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NW and NW Market St (Cost: $35,000, Total Votes: 377)
  • Ballard: Improvements on 8th and Leary (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 379)
  • Fremont: Crossing Improvements on N 39th St and Phinney Ave N (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 244)
  • Fremont: Improvements on N 39th St and Linden Ave N (Cost: $7,700, Total Votes: 145)
  • Fremont: Crossing Improvements at Leary Way NW and NW 40th/41st Streets (Cost: $40,000, Total Votes: 261)
  • Green Lake: Traffic Calming on Ashworth Avenue North between 85th and 80th (Cost: $20,000, Total Votes: 280)
  • Ballard: Improvements at Salmon Bay Park (Cost: $12,550, Total Votes: 307)

DISTRICT 7

  • Pioneer Square: Crossing Improvements to 2nd Ave Ext S. and S. Jackson intersection (Cost: $43,000, Total Votes: 189)*
  • Belltown: Crossing Improvements on Western Ave and Lenora/Blanchard (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 295)
  • Belltown: Crossing Improvements at Denny Way and 5th Ave (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 318)
  • Queen Anne: Crossing Improvements on 3rd Ave W, near Fulton St (Cost: $83,500, Total Votes: 201)

(Projects in EEI Focus Areas are indicated with an *.)