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Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s 8-1 Vote to Approve Her 2020 Proposed Budget

Seattle (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the City Council’s 8-1 vote to approve her 2020 Proposed Budget:

“I want to thank the Council, and particularly Budget Committee Chair Sally Bagshaw for her leadership. Working with City Council, this budget invests in our shared priorities like expanding access to opportunity for young people, more affordable housing, addressing homelessness, advancing public safety, and more transit.

“With this budget, we’re significantly growing the City’s Child Care Assistance Program to serve hundred more families each year. With our Fare Share plan, we’re investing in first-in-the-nation protections for drivers, more housing near transit, and transit projects that will help keep Seattle moving. We’re expanding our ‘Health One” team and increasing our emergency responders’ resources to help people in crisis.  We’re investing in public safety and in recruiting, hiring, and retaining more officers at the Seattle Police Department. And we’re taking advantage of a new state law to invest tens of millions of dollars to build more housing for working families.

“Investments like these are critical to building a city of the future. Our budget says what kind of city we want to be, and we’re delivering on programs to advance our shared priorities.”