The People's Budget
your voice, your choice
What would you like to see in your community? What are your ideas to improve Seattle's neighborhoods? Dream big!
During the Idea Collection phase of Seattle's participatory budgeting process, community members share their ideas for how the city should spend $27 million in public funds. Your ideas will get turned into proposals that the whole Seattle community will vote on across five focus areas: housing and physical spaces, mental health, youth and children, economic development, and crisis and wellness.
This participatory process is powered by you. We're putting the mic in your hands, asking...
Summertime in Seattle is here! As we transition into a new season, the Seattle PB process is also transitioning into a new phase, the Design Phase! Below, you can find updates, important information, and opportunities for this process.
PB Process Updates
- The Seattle Community Jury has officially selected the Steering Committee, Lived Experience & Outreach Workgroup, the Accountability and Restorative & Proactive Workgroup, the Budget Delegate & Facilitation Workgroup, and the Data & Evaluation Workgroup!!
- We are officially in the Design Phase of the Seattle PB Process! The Steering Committee is c ...
The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is looking for passionate Seattle-based community-oriented individuals who want to bring community-led decision-making to Seattle.
Participants will work alongside the City to help create a process allowing Seattle community members to invest $27.2 million of the City’s budget directly into Seattle communities, emphasizing repairing harms from systemic lack of investment in the City’s historically underserved Black community.
They are currently looking for community members to fill positions in two ways – through a Steering Committee and through a Workgr...