The city of Seattle has received over 1,000 ideas for small-scale improvements to parks and streets, and now it needs help sifting through them all. At stake is $3 million allocated in this year’s budget for the best ideas.
Here’s how it works: The city is holding several meetings in each council district. During these meetings, each district narrows down the list to 8 to 10 ideas. Then those ideas will be put up for a community vote, and a city steering committee will choose how much of the $3 million is allocated to each of the districts.
Got it? Ok, here’s the list of meetings in our district below. In each meeting, neighbors will evaluate ideas that are in close proximity to the meeting’s location (so pick your closest spot.).
“These meetings are simply conversations with neighbors about submitted project ideas in your community,” explains the city. “Participants will discuss the projects in small groups and then individually score ideas based on physical need and community benefit.”
February 23, 6:15 – 8:15pm
Crown Hill Community Center – 9250 14th Ave NW
March 1, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Ballard Branch Library – 5614 22nd Ave NW
March 6, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Fremont Branch Library – 731 N 35th St
March 28, 6 – 8pm
Greenwood Senior Center – 525 N 85th St
For more information, you can visit the Your Voice, Your Choice website here.