The results are in for Your Voice, Your Choice

More than 6,500 voted; 22 community projects selected

More than 6,500 community members voted for their favorite park and street projects and the 22 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.

“The best way for government to showcase our firm commitment to Seattle communities is to let them lead by determining investments in their neighborhoods’ priorities. Your Voice, Your Choice reaches across Seattle, expanding on the City’s history of deep civic engagement by providing neighborhoods the opportunity to take part in the budgeting process. These new project investments reflect our dedication to creating safer and more livable communities.”

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan

The projects were selected from more than 600 ideas submitted in January by community members across Seattle. More than 1,200 participated in evaluating and prioritizing the ideas based on the need and community benefits. Then during the month of October, 6,500 community members ages 11 and above voted by Council District for their favorite projects online and at in-person polling stations at Seattle libraries. The top-voted projects were all focused on street improvements which will be implemented by Seattle Department of Transportation in 2020.

With $2 million available for projects, a maximum of $190,500 was allocated for each City Council District. The remaining $666,600 is going towards eight 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.

View our map of the final voting results and selected projects.

2019 Your Voice, Your Choice Results

DISTRICT 1

  • Admiral: Crossing Improvements on intersection of SW Admiral Way and 44th Ave SW (Cost: $120,000; Votes received 554)
  • Alki: Calming Improvements on 61st Avenue SW between SW Admiral Way and Beach Drive SW (Cost: $30,000; Votes received: 428
  • Highland Park: Crossing Improvements on 16th Ave SW & SW Holden St (Cost: $30,000, Votes received: 293)*
  • South Delridge: Sidewalk/Trail Improvements on SW Barton St between 21st Ave SW and SW Barton Pl (Cost: $112,700; Votes received: 261)*

DISTRICT 2

  • Beacon Hill: Crossing Improvements on S Thistle St & 42nd Ave S (Cost: $45,000; Votes received: 719)
  • New Holly: Traffic Calming Improvements on Holly Park Dr S (Cost: $20,800; Votes received: 818)*
  • Othello: Crossing Improvements on MLK Blvd and Othello St intersection (Cost: $50,000; Votes received: 861)*
  • Rainier Beach: Road Safety Improvements on S Augusta St between 56th Ave and 57th Ave S (Cost: $90,000; Votes received: 346)

DISTRICT 3

  • First Hill: Crossing Improvements on the intersection of Union Street, Minor Ave, and Bellevue Ave (Cost: $90,000; Votes received: 330)
  • Judkins Park: Traffic Calming Improvements on 20th Ave S from S Lane St to S Judkins St (Cost: $114,500; Votes received: 348)*
  • Leschi: Crossing Improvements on 30th and 31st Ave (Cost: $79,500; Votes received: 264)
  • Little Saigon: Crossing Improvements on Weller St S and 16th Ave S (Cost: $30,000; Votes received: 269)*

DISTRICT 4

  • Ravenna: Traffic Calming Improvements on Ravenna Ave NE and NE 55th St (Cost: $50,000; Votes received: 191)
  • University District: Crossing Improvements on the intersection of Univ. Way NE & NE 45th St (Cost: $10,000; Votes received: 175)

DISTRICT 5

  • Bitter Lake/Broadview: Crossing Improvements on N 125th St and Interurban Trail Crossing (Cost: $70,000; Votes received: 445)
  • Broadview: Crossing Improvements on 132nd Street, between Greenwood Ave and 3rd Ave (Cost: $100,000; Votes received: 546)
  • Lake City: Sidewalk/Trail Improvements on 28th Ave NE between 120th and 121st (Cost: $109,000; Votes received: 189)*
  • Lake City: Road Safety Improvements on NE 127th between 28th and 30th Ave NE (Cost: $120,000; Votes received: 191)*

DISTRICT 6

  • Ballard: Crossing Improvements on Shilshole and 46th Ave NW (Cost: $26,000; Votes received: 331)
  • West Woodland: Crossing Improvements on 6th Ave NW between NW 50th & NW 43rd (Cost: $107,600; Votes received: 563)

DISTRICT 7

  • Queen Anne: Crossing Improvements on Galer St and Taylor Ave N (Cost: $102,000; Votes received: 137)
  • Uptown: Crossing Improvements on W Mercer and 5th Ave W (Cost: $100,000; Votes received: 164)

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


For more information on Your Voice, Your Choice, visit our website or contact Program Coordinator Shaquan Smith at shaquan.smith@seattle.gov. For information on project implementation, visit Seattle Department of Transportation’s YVYC webpage or email yvyc_projects@seattle.gov.