The Washington State Senate released a 2015-17 Capital Budget proposal that includes funding for key projects in the 49th Legislative District.

“I would like to thank our Democratic negotiators for their work on the Capital Budget proposal,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. “There are projects in this budget that will benefit every district in our state and I am particularly pleased to see funding for projects that will have a positive impact in my district and community.”

Some of the highlighted projects for the 49th Legislative District include:

  • $3 million for the Vancouver Waterfront Development Project;
  • $29.9 million in funding for a new Health and Advanced Technology Building at Clark College;
  • $1.14 million for general campus preservation and construction of an independent living cottage at the State School for the Blind; and
  • $1.2 million in new funding for a Clark County Aging Resource Center.

“Making infrastructure investments in our communities is the fastest way to help spur economic development,” said Cleveland. “I am especially pleased to have the Vancouver Waterfront Development Project receive full funding. This is a project that I worked hard to have included in the Capital Budget. The project will help better ensure a vibrant Vancouver for the future, and will further define our community and region as one of opportunity. Waterfront along the Columbia River that has been inaccessible to the community for over a century will be reopened. The Vancouver Waterfront Development Project will change the face of our waterfront and will offer new opportunities for dining, shopping, recreation, and living.”

The $3.9 billion proposed Capital Budget will invest in projects statewide that improve and provide community construction projects, maintenance at state facilities, land and recreational area preservation, and infrastructure investments.

“Many, if not all, of the projects included for my district will create much-needed family-wage jobs as these projects advance,” said Cleveland. “I will continue to strongly support these projects to make sure they are included in the final capital budget. Today’s announcement is an excellent beginning.”

The proposed 2015-17 Capital Budget details are available here.