Slog PM: Seattle's Proposed $5.9 Billion City Budget, In-Flight VR, Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Will Resume Next Year
by Monday at 6:00 pm•
Mayor Durkan announces $5.9 billion budget: That’s an increase over this year’s $5.6 billion. Durkan has allocated more money for transit and transportation. Part of that is because the city used less of the money from the Move Seattle levy than expected. There’s money for 120 new firefighter recruits and 40 more police officers.
Durkan’s budget sets aside $7 million for youth safety: Central District residents called on the mayor’s office to act after a wave of shootings in the area. Residents wanted more than just an influx of police officers into the area. Durkan will invest $7 million on youth safety programs.
Félix Hernández is now an American citizen: The Venezuelan pitcher and his wife became citizens at a naturalization ceremony Monday afternoon. He pitched the first perfect game in Mariners’ history.
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