Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a new Seattle program that lets residents decide how to spend $2,000,000 of the City budget on small-scale improvements to streets and parks.
In February, community members from all over the city submitted nearly 900 project ideas both online and at in-person meetings. Four project ideas were submitted for Wedgwood:
- Improve crossing at 35th Ave NE & NE 80th St (D4)
- Install painted crosswalk @ NE 85th St & 40th Ave NE (D4)
- Tree-planting along Lake City Way (D5)
- Install sidewalk on NE 95th St, down to Mathews Beach (D5)
This month and next, community volunteers from each council district will review and assess the eligible projects based on need, impact, and equity. Then they will turn the submitted project ideas into 8-10 proposals for the ballot. There are three more project review meetings for projects in Wedgwood’s council districts (D4 and D5), including a D5 Project Development Team Meeting tonight at 5:30 at the Seattle Public Library’s Broadview Branch. The final D4 Project Development Team Meeting will take place on Monday, March 27 at 5:30 PM at the Seattle Public Library’s University Branch. And the final D5 Project Development Team Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 PM at the Seattle Public Library’s Broadview Branch.
Once the ballots are set, community members will be able to vote on their top projects within their individual Council District in June. According to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, voting will take place on multiple days, locations, and formats, which may include schools, community centers, and digital/online voting.