How would you spend $720,000 in Fairwood? Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
It gives people real power to make real decisions over real money.
Turning Ideas into Proposals
Community members working as Proposal Advocates will review all the ideas that are submitted for feasibility and decide which should be developed into project proposals for the ballot. They will hold meetings to gather the community's input on the details of the project. With that information, they will then develop the project proposals with help from King County project managers. The proposals will include details about the project, including project description, who the users would be, cost, timeline, and hoped for benefit to the community.
Shout out to our Proposal Advocates...getting the job done all while working in a virtual setting!
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
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.
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.
Anyone who lives, works, goes to school or worships (attend mosque/church) in the unincorporated area of Fairwood, you can participate in THE BIG COMMUNITY VOTE