Recently, new funding was announced as secured by both Rep. Suzan DelBene (District 1), and Rep. Rick Larsen (District 2), that impact our northern counties. It is important to know which district you are in. It is possible to talk to your neighbor across the street and know you are in two different districts. This is a great link to help with that. It allows you to zoom down to your street. WA Congressional Districts

Such is the result or redistricting which happens every ten years because of the census release and usually involves a lot of haggling in state legislatures nationwide.

In the fiscal year 22 appropriations package, Rep. Rick Larsen secured $10,662,665 for District 2, including:

  • $2,000,000 for Phase II construction of Compass Health’s advanced facility for Intensive Behavioral Health Services in Everett. The five-story, 82,000 square foot building will accommodate a range of integrated emergency and preventive outpatient behavioral health care services.
  • $2,000,000 for the City of Mountlake Terrace’s transit connection project. The city will construct a pedestrian plaza adjacent to the new light rail station and lighted, paved pedestrian trails through Veterans Memorial Park.
  • $2,000,000 for construction of Unity Care NW’s The Way Station in Bellingham. The Way Station will provide medical respite, a hygiene center, health care, long-term housing supports and case management for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
  • $1,740,000 for the Samish Indian Nation’s State Route 20 – Campbell Lake Road Roundabout project. The Samish will construct a three-legged roundabout at the intersection of State Route 20 and Campbell Lake Road.
  • $1,000,000 for the City of Lynnwood’s Scriber Creek Trail redevelopment project. The city will redevelop the existing trail corridor into a 16’ wide, ADA-accessible trail with durable, slip-resistant hard surfaces. Where crossing Scriber Creek and associated wetlands, the trail will be constructed on elevated bridge/boardwalk structures.
  • $694,480 for the MacKaye Harbor Water District’s Agate Beach Lane infrastructure improvements on Lopez Island. The Water District will relocate water infrastructure away from a road that is currently failing due to coastal erosion.
  • $500,000 for the City of Sedro-Woolley’s Olmsted Park development project. The City will develop an existing 14.81-acre city-owned property into a destination park for public use.
  • $346,625 for the Goosefoot Community Fund’s community kitchen project in Langley. Goosefoot Community Fund will create a commercial kitchen to help local farmers, producers and small businesses increase food resiliency on Whidbey Island.
  • $245,560 for the City of Everett’s Pallets to Housing initiative. In efforts to combat the crisis of homelessness and provide suitable shelter, the city is piloting an initiative utilizing low-barrier shelters to temporarily house hard-to-place individuals and couples. The city plans to expand this pilot project to develop a new and different location to benefit youth and families who are experiencing homelessness.
  • $136,000 for the Port of Coupeville’s rehabilitation of the Historic Coupeville Wharf. The Port will replace approximately 400 feet of water and sewer piping that runs along the Historic Coupeville Wharf’s causeway.

In the fiscal year 22 appropriations package, Rep. DelBene secured:

  • $2 million for projects in Skagit County
  • Over $1.2 million for projects in Snohomish County
  • $1 million for projects in Whatcom County

 

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.