On Monday afternoon, the state House of Representatives released its proposed 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.6 billion proposal includes approximately $10 million in funding for local projects around the 31st Legislative District. Rep. Morgan Irwin, a member on the House Capital Budget Committee, says the proposed funding will offer much needed capital improvements for many of his local communities, including:
- $381,000 for the Mt. Peak historical fire lookout tower in Enumclaw
- $309,000 for the Tehaleh Slopes mountain bike park in Bonney Lake
- $258,000 for the Enumclaw Aquatic Center
- $258,000 for the Fennel Creek trailhead in Bonney Lake
- $250,000 for the Enumclaw Expo Center roof
- $36,000 for Wilkeson water protection project
“I’m glad to see our district financially represented in the capital budget, and these projects earmarked to receive funds,” said Irwin, R-Enumclaw. “These projects were driven by local interest and advocacy. Without strong local support, none of these projects would’ve been included in the House’s proposed budget. I will continue to work closely with our budget-writing team to ensure these funds remain in the final budget.”
Next steps for this budget include a public hearing in the House Capital Budget Committee on Wednesday; and full vote by the House chamber early next week. It will then move on to the Senate for the next stages of the negotiation process.
For more details, and a complete list of earmarked projects, click here.
The 105-day legislative session is scheduled to adjourn April 28.
Auburn Examiner Note: Nexus Youth and Families will be receiving funding from this proposed budget. This is not listed in Rep. Irwin’s release as it is not within the 31st District.
The above is a press release from the office of Rep. Morgan Irwin (R-Enumclaw, 31st LD). The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents, save to confirm the full list of projects and what funds the City of Auburn will be receiving.