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

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Help Bring “LEAD” to the North End

Keep Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) in the City Budget

Lake City Neighbors – Please consider sending a letter to the Seattle City Council to support the inclusion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) funding in the final budget. LEAD’s proven method of helping people in crisis on our streets is critical to our neighborhoods. Supported by many homeless advocates, service providers and the Seattle Police Department, “LEAD is designed to improve community health and public order by allowing officers to redirect people engaged in street-level drug possession, sales or sex work to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution whenever appropriate”.
The program is already having a profound affect in West and East Seattle and there is money allocated to expand but we need to drive the message home.

Here is a form letter you can use to send to Council: LEAD Expansion Letter

Please send your email or call council Today!

City Council Emails:

bruce.harrell@seattle.gov
kshama.sawant@seattle.gov
sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov
lorena.gonzalez@seattle.gov
rob.johnson@seattle.gov
mike.obrien@seattle.gov
debora.juarez@seattle.gov

More Information on LEAD