“After much engagement and discussions with Everett residents, I will be voting no on Mayor DeMaria’s proposed budget for the city because it is not equitable. The mayor’s proposed allocation of city funds does not invest in the right resources for our residents, including not providing enough funding for important issues such as affordable housing, public education, or helping our small businesses recover from our ongoing economic crisis.
This year, now more than ever, we must pass a budget that reflects the dire need our residents are experiencing as we work to create a new normal for Everett residents where they feel valued and have access to city resources to help improve their quality of life. This proposed budget does not reflect that.”
– Gerly Adrien