King City residents and workers, age 12 and older can vote to determine which Safe Routes to School projects to fund in their city. Voters can cast their votes now through November 12, by selecting from a list of projects developed by the King City Safe Routes to School Steering Committee and designed to make it safer for kids and families to get to and from school.
The Steering Committee, made up of residents and community advocates, formed in May 2023, worked with the Safe Routes to School program partners and the City of King to develop two proposals (consisting of eleven total projects) for the community to vote on. Through this participatory budgeting process, residents will help determine how to spend $250,000 allocated for safety improvements.
Community members can learn about the projects, ask questions, and cast their votes either on-site, online at https://bit.ly/kingcityvote, or take a ballot and drop it off at one of the ballot drop-off sites.
Learn more about King City Participatory Budgeting by watching the election videos or clicking onto the weblink:
Ballot drop-off sites:
• Chalone Peaks Middle School, 687 Meyer Street, 8:00 am – 2:25 pm, Monday - Friday
• King City High School, 720 Broadway Street, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
• Del Rey Elementary School, 502 King Street, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
• Santa Lucia Elementary School, 502 Collins Street, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
• King City Arts Magnet, 415 Pearl Street, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday
• City Hall, 212 South Vanderhurst Avenue, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
• King City Branch Library, 402 Broadway Street, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Thursday; 10:00 am -5:00 pm, Friday - Saturday
• Cal Works Employment Services, 200 Broadway Street, #62, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
• St John Catholic Church, 504 North 3rd Street, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday, and 7:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 1:00 pm, Sunday
The winning projects will be announced in January 2024 and recommended for implementation to the King City Council. The Salinas Valley Safe Routes to School Plan will be adopted in Fall 2024.