OLYMPIA – House Democrats released a capital budget on Friday that will make important investments in communities throughout Seattle.
The following is a joint statement from Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton who represent the 36th Legislative District:
“Today, the Washington House Democrats introduced a capital budget that will reinvest in the future of Washington. This plan includes invaluable school construction projects that will build a better Washington for our children.
“We are proud to announce that this budget includes plans to repair and reopen the Magnolia Elementary School. Since its closure more than a decade ago, the Magnolia school has become overgrown and an unsuitable place for our children to learn and grow up. This capital budget includes $7.7 million for the Magnolia Elementary School to make it ready for kids once more. This is about more than repairing a school – this is about our greater responsibility to repair education for our children.
“The best capital investments we can make are those that improve our communities and overall quality of life. With this budget proposal, we’ll be doing just that with investments in the Pike Place Market Front Project, Pike Place Market Neighborhood Center, and Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center. These investments will go a long way to making the 36th Legislative District a great place to live and work.”
Several projects will be funded to improve the region’s vibrant arts and culture experiences including:
- $365,000 – Opera House – ADA Access
- $232,000 – Cornish Playhouse
- $131,000 – Seattle Theatre Group
Projects to improve environmental sustainability include:
- $7 million – North Beach CSO – Protecting Shilshole Bay and Puget Sound from toxic run-off
- $1.86 million – KEXP’s New Home at Seattle, which will revitalize the Northwest corner of the Seattle Center and bring music to the people
- $450,000 – Mercer Arena Energy Savings and Sustainability
Addition capital budget documents can be found here: http://fiscal.wa.gov/BudgetCBillsHouse.aspx