The transportation package – finally passed by the Washington State Legislature after our intensive lobbying through the regular session and three special sessions – establishes a set of investments at levels never before seen in our state. In total, the 16-year package contains approximately $500 million to make biking better and Washingtonians safer.
These investments represent a sevenfold increase from the last transportation package, passed in 2005. That funding bill contained commitments of only $72 million for biking, walking, and Safe Routes to Schools over a similar 16-year period."
Russ Bosanko, Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Division Manager for Park Capital and Operations, writes: "Please see information below that I shared with the Park Advisory Board yesterday….the only request that we did not get was the restrooms at Whitehorse Community Park.
· RCO grants for Cavelero ( $500,000), Esperance ( $508,600), Hooven Bog ( $492,750), Lake Stickney ( (295,000), Wenberg ( $614,000 + 592,599), Whitehorse Trail ( $1.1million + $1,000,004) for a total of $ 5,102,953."
Two articles from the Everett Herald deserve attention:
Budget includes $3.83M to expand activities for Stilly Valley youth
Feds give $7.6 million for Oso mudslide recovery expenses