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Posted on: June 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Proposes Community Investment Strategy

With a focus on making investments in transportation, as well as parks and trails, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly recently announced a proposed $12 million Community Investment Strategy.

This proposal implements the Capital Finance Community Task Force’s recent recommendations; increases investment in our city’s infrastructure; and includes a focus community engagement.

The City Council first discussed this proposal during its Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 p.m. June 27. Based on Council feedback at the Committee of the Whole meeting, the plan was updated to reflect adjusted priorities.  

The plan includes spending $12 million – including the remaining $9 million of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as well as some existing City funds – on several key initiatives:

  • $5.858 million for transportation, including an Interstate 90 crossing & light rail station planning study
  • $6.145 million for parks and trails, including $4 million for Phase 1 of Issaquah’s Anchor Parks project

Learn more about the proposal, including next steps, via the updated staff report.

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