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Help decide how to spend $3 million on park and street improvements in Seattle

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is again engaging community members to democratically decide how to spend $3 million of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements through our Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC): Parks & Streets program.

From now to February 2, community members can submit project ideas online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch.

Project ideas could include park benches, trail improvements, flashing beacons, or curb ramps…just to name a few. Check out our list of project examples for a better understanding. The only criteria are that ideas be physical improvements for Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $90,000 or less.

Did you submit an idea last year that didn’t make it to the ballot? We had nearly 400 project ideas from 2017 that are being “rolled over” for consideration in 2018. Check out the map detailing these ideas.

Once ideas are submitted, volunteers will be recruited to turn the ideas into 8 – 10 proposals per Council District. Then this summer, everyone will have the opportunity to vote for the top projects within their district.

Learn more about the Your Voice, Your Choice process and how you can get involved at

If you have any questions, please email Kraig Cook at