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Stipends for Youth to do Neighborhood Clean-Up
I am so concerned about young ones at the streets. How about they get a stipend/funding to do neighborhood/street clean-up after school? Cleaning up can be done individually or by group. Thank you!
This proposal is being evaluated
Type of funding: Programs and services (non-capital)
Rough cost estimate: Under $500,000
✅ This idea could be implemented without changing current policy or law.
✅ This idea is within the City's jurisdiction.
✅ This idea doesn't name a specific vendor.
❌ This idea would incur costs indefinitely.
Justification: Yes if builds on existing programs e.g. Adopt a Street - there are also safety considerations for youth to conduct cleanups (need to be supervised). We would also need more information on desired location/geographies.
Other notes: - Adopt a Street program allows residents to sign up and request free supplies and safety equipment for neighborhood clean-ups, and SPU will pick-up and dispose of collected litter, and keep track of impacts. https://www.seattle.gov/utilities/volunteer/adopt-a-street Proposal from Adopt a Street manager is to work with youth organization with infrastructure in place to set up and coordinate. Funding would be used for stipends and to pay org for services as well as program oversight by SPU personnel. Challenge would be to set up and roll out program within one year; ongoing funding would be preferable. Estimated cost would be ~$100K/yr to start, all inclusive
Thank you for sharing your idea. This idea and its evaluation have been forwarded to the budget delegates. They will use this information to group together similar ideas, narrow down options based on community needs, and develop fully detailed proposals for you and your community to vote on in October 2023.
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