Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan presents her final budget proposal to city council
SEATTLE - Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan presented her final 2022 budget proposal to the city council on Monday evening.
Durkan announced approximately $200 million in investments in affordable housing, increasing investments in public safety and alternatives, and funding dedicated to building a "more equitable Seattle." The total 2022 budget totals over $7.1 billion with $1.6 billion for the general fund that includes additional federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to invest in urgent local priorities.
The Mayor’s 2022 proposed budget includes the third Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP3), which allocates and authorizes spending of the final, $116 million tranche of federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal recovery Funds (CLFR) funds. In 2022, federal funding is focused on investments in affordable housing, small businesses and continuing key COVID supports begun at the onset of the pandemic. Mayor Durkan also adds $25 million to fiscal reserves to begin restoring the emergency fund and revenue stabilization fund.
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The Seattle City Council will then need to amend and pass the budget by the beginning of December, which is a month after Durkan’s successor is elected in the mayoral race.
She announced last year that she will not seek a second term.
See the full 2022 proposed budget here.
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