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 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:
- $1.458 million for transportation, including a Interstate 90 crossing & light rail station planning study
- $6.145 million for parks and trails, including Phase 1 of Issaquah’s Anchor Parks project
- $4.5 million to be determined by community outreach and the upcoming budget process
The City Council will first discuss this proposal during its Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 p.m. June 27.
Learn more about the proposal, including next steps, via the staff report.