Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.
Current Status

Woodridge NEP now in voting phase through Oct 22

Woodridge residents - 9 projects are on your ballot. Now’s the time to vote for your top three projects and return the POSTAGE PAID ballot that each household received in early September to determine which projects will be funded with the $161,000 budget allocated for your neighborhood area.

Deadline for voting is Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.  Voting is BY MAIL ONLY and limited to ONE BALLOT PER HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS.

West Bellevue NEP votes are in

West Bellevue residents –Watch for your Project Announcement Newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in mid-September. Thanks to those residents who participated in the voting to determine how the $294,000 NEP funding would be spent in your neighborhood area.  

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the NEP process. Please return the postage paid evaluation card included with your Announcement Newsletter or submit your comments online using the Evaluation link located in the left column on this page. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from this informational video: What is NEP?

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
 
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