Recreation, community service boosted with Hill support

Sen. Hill at Cross Kirkland Corridor groundbreaking in 2013. Photo courtesy of City of Kirkland.

Sen. Hill at Cross Kirkland Corridor groundbreaking in 2013. Photo courtesy of City of Kirkland.

The Senate passed its capital budget with significant investments in projects for Eastside King County with a focus on recreation and community services. Sen. Andy Hill advocated for the investments and supported the bipartisan plan.

 

“This budget is an investment in our quality of life and our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Hill. “Projects such as Hopelink’s new service center and the Cross Kirkland Corridor will be incredible assets for everyone in our community.”

 

The Senate capital budget included $2.4 million for Hopelink, a Redmond-based local homeless and low-income services agency, to develop an integrated services center on NE 65th Street and E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE in Redmond.

 

“Hopelink is thrilled to be able to build our permanent home for families to receive help in Redmond,” said Lauren Thomas, chief executive officer of Hopelink. “This funding will allow thousands of low income residents to meet their basic needs and gain the skills they need to exit poverty. We are grateful for the support from Sen. Hill and the Senate and House capital budgets to make this essential resource a reality.”

 

The budget included development of parks and trails in local neighborhoods. Hill continued to support the Redmond Downtown Park, youth soccer improvements at Marymoor Park, the Cross Kirkland Corridor and Big Rock Sports Park in Duvall.