2018 City Budget and Our District 5

The table below with highlights from the adopted 2018 City budget is from our District 5 City Council Member Deborah Juarez’s office.  In addition to the Lake City Community Center and the expansion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, it highlights a number of other projects and programs of interest to District 5, including funding for Vision Zero traffic safety projects along Lake City Way, Sand Point Way and Aurora Avenue, and a continued commitment to replace the inadequate SPD North Precinct building.

LEAD expansion will proceed in 2018 based on a plan that will be submitted to the City Council early next year for review and approval.  If you are interested to learn more about the plan to be proposed and how it might affect North Seattle, please plan to attend the North District Council meeting on Tuesday, January 2, which will feature Tara Moss, the Seattle-King County LEAD Project Director.  The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, at 12509 – 27th Ave NE, in Lake City.


District 5 – New Investments = $6,274,910

Lake City Community Center Rebuild  $5,000,000
 Hubbard Homestead Park neighborhood planning $35,000
Sound Generation: Expansion of the Lake City and Northgate “Senior Center Without Wall”  $60,000
Aurora Commons: Expansion of outreach and drop-in services  $60,000
Sweetened Beverage Tax – Increase funding for food banks* $369,910
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Expansion to SPD North Precinct  $750,000

*Some of this funding will also be used to support food banks in other Council Districts


Citywide/Multi-District – New and Continuing Investments = $11,100,000

Worker Retention and Job Security Initiative SLI
 Chief Seattle Club pre-design funds for future affordable housing project $100,000
Maintain commitment to North Precinct Police Station  $11,000,000


Collaborations = $1,875,000 (these investments include programs and projects that were sponsored by other Councilmembers and that require investment from other government and/or nonprofit partners)

Community Health Engagement Locations  $1,300,000
Youth Opportunity Center and Housing Project  $500,000
Home and Hope – Housing pre-development (Northgate & Citywide)  $75,000


This budget also includes funding for pedestrian improvements throughout our community through the Move Seattle Vision Zero initiative:

Project Spend Plan Projected Design Projected Construction
Sand Point Way Safety Corridor $970,000 2018 2019
Aurora Ave N Safety Corridor (in partnership with WSDOT) $580,000 2017-2019 2018-2019 (multiple phases)
 Lake City Way Intersection Improvements $500,000 2017-2019 2020


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