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Your Voice, Your Choice: Vote is Coming!

Vote coming soon for "Your Voice, Your Choice"We can’t wait for the Your Voice, Your Choice vote coming up from June 16 to July 16! While we work to get everything ready for YOU to decide how $3 million will be spent on park and street improvements, here are some updates: on how to get involved, the distribution of funding across the city, and the project ideas that will appear on the ballot.

 

Spread the Word About Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) – Become a Vote Champion

YVYC is all about community decision-making, which means the power is in YOUR hands to decide what park and street improvements will receive funding. To spread the word, we work closely with volunteer “Vote Champions” who encourage their neighbors and fellow community members to get out the vote. As a Vote Champion, you can choose what works best to spread the word, and we’ll make sure you have the resources you need to be successful! Sign up to be a YVYC Vote Champion today!

 

Additional Funding to Support Communities of Color Impacted by Environmental and Socio-Economic Challenges

With an additional $1 million allocated to YVYC in 2018, our Steering Committee considered a number of options to determine how this funding is distributed, with a focus on centering equity, inclusive democracy and environmental justice. This analysis was done in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI), which is shifting the City’s approach so those most affected by environmental challenges and racial-socio economic conditions will lead on designing solutions and directly benefit from City programs and policies. The Steering Committee unanimously decided to designate this $1 million in funding for projects in EEI Focus Areas: geographic areas where communities of color, immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, Native peoples and limited-English proficiency individuals tend to live. These areas are highly impacted by socio-economic and environmental challenges.

Projects will be voted on through district-based ballots, and the top vote-getting projects in EEI Focus Areas citywide will be funded up to $1 million overall. The original $2 million in YVYC funding will continue to be divided equally among all City Council Districts, with each district receiving approximately $285,000 in funding.

 

Top Priority Projects Under Review in Preparation for Vote

The projects below were identified by community members as top priorities during the YVYC Project Development phase. They are undergoing final feasibility review, scoping, and design by Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). Please note that these projects may be modified, changed or removed from consideration before the Vote phase due to SDOT & SPR feasibility determinations.

View a map of these projects.

DISTRICT 1

  • Project # 18-161: Pedestrian Lighting Improvements at South Seattle College bus stop
    Neighborhood: Riverview/Puget Ridge
  • Project # 18-110: Crossing Improvements on Sylvan Way SW at SW Sylvan Heights Dr.
    Neighborhood: High Point (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project # 17-014: Intersection Improvements at Dallas Ave S, 12th Ave S, and Thistle St
    Neighborhood: South Park (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project # 18-149: Crossing Improvements near Concord Elementary
    Neighborhood: South Park (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project # 17-125: Improvements between 21st Ave SW and 23rd Ave SW at SW Brandon St
    Neighborhood: Puget Ridge/North Delridge (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project # 17-167: Crossing Improvements along Admiral Way SW between 49th & 59th Ave SW
    Neighborhood: Alki
  • Project # 17-174: Crossing Improvements on California Ave SW and SW College St
    Neighborhood: North Admiral
  • Project # 18-167: Improvements on Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Findlay St/SW Brandon St
    Neighborhood: Fairmount Park
  • Project # 17-177: Improvements to basketball courts at Delridge Community Center
    Neighborhood: North Delridge
  • Project # 18-1045: Equipment Refurbishment at Puget Boulevard Commons
    Neighborhood: North Delridge
  • Project # 18-1009: Trash Receptacles at Weather Watch Park
    Neighborhood: Alki
  • Project # 18-1043: Benches in Lincoln Park
    Neighborhood: Fauntleroy
  • Project # 17-006: Improvements at Roxhill Park
    Neighborhood: Roxhill/South Delridge (EEI Focus Area)

 

DISTRICT 2

  • Project #17-235: Walkway Improvements on 4th Ave S, between E. Marginal Way & Michigan
    Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Project #18-262: Improvements on Corson Ave S between E Marginal Way S and Airport Way S
    Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Project #18-231: Crossing Improvements at Lake Washington Blvd S and 45th Ave S
    Neighborhood: Lakewood
  • Project #17-207: Crossing Improvements on Beacon Ave S near the VA Medical Center
    Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-297: Public Safety Improvements on S Genesee St between Jill Pl S and 29th Ave S
    Neighborhood: Rainier Vista (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-240: Pedestrian Lighting in Chinatown/International District
    Neighborhood: Chinatown/International District (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-208: Traffic Calming on S. Morgan St. and 33rd Ave. S
    Neighborhood: New Holly (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-210: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave S between Graham and Holly Drive South
    Neighborhood: New Holly (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-207: Crossing Improvements & Traffic Calming at Rainier Ave & S Holly St
    Neighborhood: Brighton (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #17-260: Crossing Improvements at Seward Park Ave & S. Orcas St
    Neighborhood: Lakewood/Seward Park
  • Project #18-202: Pedestrian Improvements on Rainier Ave from 57th Ave S to Henderson Ave S
    Neighborhood: Rainier Beach (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-2024: Lighting Improvements in Oxbow Park
    Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Project #18-2019: Improvements in Columbia Park
    Neighborhood: Columbia City (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #17-333: Improvements in Hing Hay Park
    Neighborhood: Chinatown/International District (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-2011: Benches in Dr. Jose Rizal Park
    Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #17-322: Improvements to Basketball Courts at Beacon Hill Playfield
    Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #17-344: Trail Improvements in Seward Park
    Neighborhood: Seward Park

 

DISTRICT 3

  • Project #18-313: Sidewalk Repair on Summit between Madison & Spring
    Neighborhood: First Hill
  • Project #18-314: Pedestrian Improvements at Boren & Seneca St.
    Neighborhood: First Hill
  • Project #18-805: Crossing Improvements on E Aloha St and 14th Ave E
    Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Project #18-818: Signage at Shoreline Street Ends
    Neighborhood: Various
  • Project #17-347: Corner Improvements at 25th Ave S & Plum St
    Neighborhood: North Rainier
  • Project #17-358: Crossing Improvements on 19th & Cherry
    Neighborhood: Squire Park
  • Project #18-360: Crossing Improvements on E Jefferson & 15th/16th Ave
    Neighborhood: Squire Park (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-357: Traffic Calming on 29th Avenue between Yesler and Alder
    Neighborhood: Leschi
  • Project #18-363: Traffic Calming at 33rd Avenue and Columbia Street
    Neighborhood: Madrona
  • Project #18-346: Pathway Improvements on Rainier & I-90
    Neighborhood: Atlantic (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-3013: Improvements at Lakeview Park
    Neighborhood: Denny-Blaine
  • Project #18-3006: Improvements at Judkins Park
    Neighborhood: Judkins Park (EEI Focus Area)

 

DISTRICT 4

  • Project #18-412: Crossing Improvements at NE 45th St & 8th Ave NE
    Neighborhood: U District
  • Project #18-449: Improvements at NE 54th St, NE 55th St, Ravenna Ave NE and 22nd Ave NE
    Neighborhood: Ravenna
  • Project #18-418/18-470: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements on NE 20th Ave between 65th and Lake City Way
    Neighborhood: Ravenna
  • Project #18-481: Crossing Improvements at NE 77th St and 25 Ave NE
    Neighborhood: Wedgwood
  • Project #18-402: Bike Signal Improvements on Burke Gilman Trail crossing Stone Way N at N 34th St
    Neighborhood: Wallingford
  • Project #18-413: Crossing Improvements at Woodland Park Avenue North and N. 46th/N 45th Streets
    Neighborhood: Wallingford
  • Project #18-451: Crossing Improvements at 15th Avenue NE and NE 55th Street
    Neighborhood: Ravenna
  • Project #18-477: Traffic Calming at 21st Ave NE & NE 77th St
    Neighborhood: Ravenna
  • Project #18-425: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NE and NE 85th St
    Neighborhood: Maple Leaf
  • Project #18-4012: Equipment Refurbishment at Terry Pettus Park
    Neighborhood: Eastlake
  • Project #17-464: Improvements at Cowen Park
    Neighborhood: Ravenna

 

DISTRICT 5

  • Project #17-558: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave NE, between 125th & NE 130th
    Neighborhood: Lake City (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-580: Traffic Calming and Crossing Improvements on 33rd Ave NE between NE 125 Street and NE 130 Street
    Neighborhood: Lake City (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-566: Walkway Improvements on 26th Ave NE and NE 125th St
    Neighborhood: Lake City
  • Project #18-521: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements on 32nd Ave NE
    Neighborhood: Little Brook (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #17-532: Crossing Improvements near Northgate Elementary
    Neighborhood: Haller Lake
  • Project #18-540: Walkway Improvements on NE 104th Way between Lake City Way and 23rd Ave NE
    Neighborhood: Victory Heights
  • Project #18-543: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements at NE 105 ST and NE 104th PL
    Neighborhood: Meadowbrook
  • Project #18-586: Traffic Calming on N 143rd St between Greenwood Ave N and Aurora Ave N
    Neighborhood: Bitter Lake
  • Project #18-520: Traffic Calming at 1st Ave NW & N 137th St
    Neighborhood: Broadview
  • Project #18-592: Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements on NE 145th St & 30th Ave NE
    Neighborhood: Little Brook (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-5001: Signage Improvements at Licton Springs Park
    Neighborhood: Licton Springs

 

DISTRICT 6

  • Project #17-687: Improvements on 8th Ave NW, north of 85th St.
    Neighborhood: Crown Hill
  • Project #17-696: Crossing Improvements near NW 97th St & 8th Ave NW
    Neighborhood: Crown Hill
  • Project #17-682: Crossing Improvements at NW 80th St & 13th Ave NW
    Neighborhood: Whittier Heights
  • Project #18-695: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NW & NW Market St
    Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Project #18-682: Improvements on 8th and Leary
    Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Project #18-671/18-672/18-675: Crossing Improvements on 39th and Phinney/Linden/Dayton
    Neighborhood: Fremont
  • Project #18-604: Crossing Improvements at Leary & 41st
    Neighborhood: Fremont
  • Project #18-661: Traffic Calming on Ashworth Avenue North between 85th and 80th
    Neighborhood: Green Lake
  • Project #17-675: Crossing Improvements at Linden & N 77th
    Neighborhood: Greenwood
  • Project #18-6003: Improvements at Salmon Bay Park
    Neighborhood: Ballard

 

DISTRICT 7

  • Project #18-714: Crossing Improvements on Queen Anne Dr. and 4th Ave North
    Neighborhood: Queen Anne
  • Project #18-749: Crossing Improvements & Traffic Calming on 10th Avenue West and Olympic Way West
    Neighborhood: Queen Anne
  • Project #18-749: Curb Ramp at 9th & University Pavement Park
    Neighborhood: First Hill
  • Project #17-338: Crossing Improvements to 2nd Ave Ext S and S Jackson intersection
    Neighborhood: Pioneer Square (EEI Focus Area)
  • Project #18-725: Crossing Improvements on Western Ave & Lenora/Blanchard
    Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Project #17-715: Crossing Improvements at Denny Way & 5th Ave
    Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Project #17-761: Crossing Improvements at 3rd Ave W, near Fulton St.
    Neighborhood: Queen Anne
  • Project #18-717: Pathway Improvements on Jesse Ave W
    Neighborhood: Queen Anne
  • Project #18-7002: Improvements at Cascade Playfield
    Neighborhood: Cascade
  • Project #18-7008: Improvements at Cottages/P-Patch Park
    Neighborhood: Belltown

 

Please reach out at YVYC@seattle.gov if you have any questions or want to get involved!