Washington State House Democrats


Sells and Robinson secure millions for construction projects in Snohomish

OLYMPIA—Last night, just minutes after receiving the bill unanimously approved by the Senate, the House of Representatives passed the $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote and immediately sent it to the governor.

SB 6090 invests money to help school districts reduce K-3 class sizes, as well as projects at colleges and universities, community centers, and many other investments across the state in buying, building and repairing infrastructure.

In all, the budget will generate an estimated 75,000 jobs in construction, engineering and natural resources over the next four years.

“This construction budget will help create desperately needed affordable housing, which is a particular problem here in Snohomish County,” said Rep. June Robinson, D-Everett. “And it will build a record $1 billion in new public schools and more than $800 million in new facilities at our colleges and universities.”

“Having finally reached an agreement to pass this budget means immediate jobs in every corner of the state, increasing much needed school capacity, and growing our economy,” said Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett. “These are the type of investments that bring tangible improvements to our communities and enrich the quality of life for working families in our state.”

The capital budget pays for schools, parks, community centers, clean air and water systems, corrections facilities, hospitals, clinics, housing and higher education facilities, among others.

Capital Budget Projects in the 38th Legislative District  
Department of Commerce  
2017-19 Building Communities Fund Grant – Colby Ave Youth Center $635,000
2017-19 Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program – Colby Ave Youth Center $438,000
2018 Local and Community Projects – Cocoon House $1,000,000
2018 Local and Community Projects – Ebey Waterfront Trail $1,000,000
2018 Local and Community Projects – HopeWorks TOD Center $2,160,000
Department of Social and Health Services  
Special Commitment Center – New Capacity $500,000
Public Schools  
Everett Pathways to Medical Education $2,000,000
Department of Ecology  
2015-17 Clean Up Toxic Sites – Puget Sound – Viola Oursler Park $929,000
2015-17 Clean Up Toxic Sites – Puget Sound – Wiggums Park $312,000
ASARCO Cleanup – Everett Smelter Plume $4,737,000
Recreation and Conservation Funding Board  
2017-19 WWRP Grants – Olympic View Park $500,000
2017-19 WWRP Grants – Phil Johnson Ball Fields $500,000
Community & Technical College System  
Repairs, Maintenance, and Minor Works at Everett Community College $3,773,000
Total 38th Legislative District:



Mike.Sells@leg.wa.gov / 360-786-7840
Staff: Lilia.Nieto@leg.wa.gov / 360-786-7375
June.Robinson@leg.wa.gov / 360-786-7864
Staff: Yoshi.Kumara@leg.wa.gov / 360-786-7221