Contact: Kent Patton
$1.2 billion budget focusses on public safety, environmental sustainability, economic development, social justice, and community health
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., September 28, 2021 – Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers submitted his proposed 2022 budget to the Snohomish County Council. The proposed budget includes over $56 million dollars in Federal American Rescue Plan Act funds approved by Congress. The total budget for all funds was $1,255,624,596.
“Once a year, we have an opportunity to present our vision for the future in the form of our proposed budget,” said Executive Dave Somers. “For 2022, we are focused on improving public safety, advancing social justice, protecting our environment, supporting community health, and strengthening our economy. Snohomish County will focus on our areas of greatest need by funding programs that will improve our quality of life and serve the whole of the community. Too many have suffered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—not only the health impacts of the disease but also the many challenges that the pandemic has made more visible. From the urgent need for more housing to mental health and substance abuse treatment, we have an opportunity to reduce suffering, build safer communities, and improve the quality of life for many of Snohomish County’s residents.”
A few highlights of the Executive’s 2022 budget proposal:
“We are fortunate to live in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, with abundant natural resources and a great quality of life,” said Executive Somers. “We must make strategic investments today to ensure future generations are able to enjoy this incredible place we call home.”
The Snohomish County Council will now take up the 2022 budget process.
To watch Executive Somers’ budget address, please go here.
To read the budget address, please go here.
To see the entire proposed budget, please go here.