Your Voice, Your Choice!
Participatory budgeting allows you to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects. Help your community decide how to spend $1.9 million for capital projects (physical things that are bought, built, installed, and/or fixed up) in East Federal Way in 2022! 

The Community Investment Budget Committee, which is made up of 21 community members, has developed the process by which participatory budgeting will happen in urban unincorporated King County. This is the first time that participatory budgeting is being done in King County.

Participatory budgeting has five phases: developing the rules, brainstorming ideas (February), developing ideas into project proposals (March-April), voting (May), and funding winning projects (June and onward). Your participation will make all the difference in the success of The People's Budget!

Who can particpate? Anyone at least 12 years old who lives, works, owns a business, receives services, goes to school, or worships in any of the areas above.

Where does the money come from? The funds for the capital projects will be backed by bonds.

Who are your committee members?

  • Trenise Rogers (Co-Chair)
  • Jimmy Brown
  • Anna Irungu
  • Nida Ntita
  • Zayda Quintana

If you have comments or questions about participatory budgeting, community meetings, or the Community Investment Budget Committee, please contact:

Gloria L. Briggs
Participatory Budgeting Program Manager
Email: [email protected] 
Office phone: 206-263-8521

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Ideas Collection

Learn about participatory budgeting and how to submit your ideas in the meetings being held through the end of February. See below for our meeting schedule and submit your ideas on this screen.

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Proposal Development

Throughout March and April, community members volunteering as Proposal Advocates review ideas for feasibility and prioritize projects for the ballot. They will take the ideas and develop them into detailed project proposals (budget, implementation details, and impact), with the help of County project managers.

Proposal Advocates will hold meetings to gather community input on the project proposals being developed.

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Voting

In May, community members will vote on the projects to be funded.

Winning projects will be announced in June.