From the Offices of Debora Juarez
“In the nearly two months since Mayor Durkan delivered her proposed budget to the city council on September 24th, 2018, I have worked every day fighting for funding for crucial projects in District 5. As part of my commitment to bring City Hall to you, I worked with the D5 Community Network to put on an in-depth Budget Forum with the head of the City Budget Office, Ben Noble, and the Director of the City Council’s Central Staff, Kirstan Arestad. I met with countless constituents and community organizations and my office read thousands of your emails in order to hear your needs and ensure that the City Council not only listened, but responded.
The following budget items are ones that I championed and worked with other council members to include in the final budget that was passed on November 19th, 2018:
Building District 5
$8 million for replacing the Lake City Community Center, bringing the total amount of dedicated funding for a brand new building to $16 million.