Back in October, Northwest Community Bail Fund, along with 350 Seattle, King County Equity Now, Decriminalize Seattle, Puget Sound Sage, Got Green, Climate Justice for Black Lives, Mazaska Talks and many others signed on to a letter urging Mayor Durkan and the City Council to adopt the 2021 Solidarity Budget. The Solidarity Budget called on the Seattle City Council to pass a budget that is anti-racist, pro-Black and progressing toward a healthy future for all. Thanks to this effort, at least $30 million of the budget for the city of Seattle will be allocated next year through a community-led process.

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“Everyone – no matter what they look like, what’s in their wallet, or what neighborhood they live in – deserves a healthy future. The 2021 City budget is an opportunity to move forward this vision of an equitable and inclusive Seattle; decisions made this fall will set our city’s trajectory for years to come. We call on City leaders to pass a 2021 budget that values Black lives and moves us towards a just recovery from the overlapping crises of COVID-19, economic injustice and climate change.”

Read the full text of the Solidarity Budget letter here.

This community needs assessment survey is open to anyone who lives, works, goes to school, worships, receives services, volunteers, or participates in activities in Seattle. It will be used to recruit people for follow-up conversations to refine Seattle’s 2021 participatory budgeting process. You can also watch this short video about what participatory budgeting is and how it works.