Snohomish County functions best when we work collaboratively not only to solve the challenges in our community but also to take advantage of opportunities. This year’s budget process was no different. I applaud the Snohomish County Council, and Chair Dunn in particular, for their very thoughtful and transparent approach to budgeting.
With the approval of the 2023 budget, we will be able to do more to improve public safety and social justice. We will be able to support our economic engines, including our businesses and workers. We will be able to help some of the most vulnerable members of our community, while preserving our unparalleled quality of life. We will be able to make progress on adapting to climate change, while also ensuring we are developing wisely. We were fiscally prudent, ensuring tax payer dollars are wisely spent, and strategic about spending federal one-time dollars. We will make progress on the issues that our residents care the most about. In addition to the County Council, I also appreciate the constructive approach other county elected leaders have taken. When we work together, we make progress.