2018 City Budget

Over $6 Million in New Investments for District 5

On November 21st, the City Council voted to approve the 2018 City budget. Below are a list of investments both in D5 and City wide that Council member Juarez shared in a recent email. In addition, our advocacy to bring the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to the North Precinct took a huge leap forward. While the funding goal was not quite achieved for LEAD, there is still $750K identified to bring this extremely important program to North Seattle. Thank you to all who helped write letters in support of the Community Center and LEAD expansion.

District 5 – New Investments = $6,274,910

 Lake City Community Center Rebuild  $5,000,000
 Hubbard Homestead Park neighborhood planning  $35,000
 Sound Generation: Expansion of the Lake City and Northgate   “Senior Center Without Wall”  $60,000
 Aurora Commons: Expansion of outreach and drop-in services  $60,000
 Sweetened Beverage Tax – Increase funding for food banks*  $369,910
 Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Expansion to SPD   North Precinct  $750,000

*Some of this funding will also be used to support food banks in other Council Districts

Citywide/Multi-District – New and Continuing Investments = $11,100,000

 Worker Retention and Job Security Initiative  SLI
 Chief Seattle Club pre-design funds for future affordable housing   project  $100,000
 Maintain commitment to North Precinct Police Station  $11,000,000

Collaborations = $1,875,000 (these investments include programs and projects that were sponsored by other Councilmembers and that require investment from other government and/or nonprofit partners)

 Community Health Engagement Locations  $1,300,000
 Youth Opportunity Center and Housing Project  $500,000
 Home and Hope – Housing pre-development (Northgate & Citywide)  $75,000

This budget also includes funding for pedestrian improvements throughout our community through the Move Seattle Vision Zero initiative:

 Project  Spend   Plan  Projected   Design  Projected   Construction
 Sand Point Way Safety Corridor  $970,000  2018  2019
 Aurora Ave N Safety Corridor (in   partnership with WSDOT)  $580,000  2017-2019  2018-2019 (multiple   phases)
 Lake City Way Intersection   Improvements  $500,000  2017-2019  2020