Last month, I told you about an opportunity for Seattle youths (11 to 25-years-olds) to decide how to spend $700,000 of the city's budget. Well, the participatory budgeting process is over, votes by more than 3,000 youths are in, and here are the projects the kids picked, after 20 youth delegates came up with an intriguing menu of ideas:
Looks like the youths want a Housing First approach to homelessness. "Through this process," said Mayor Ed Murray, "we learned that young people are concerned about the homelessness crisis gripping our city, as well as issues of equity and public safety."
Now city staff will get to work implementing the projects. What say you, Slog?