At 11:00 a.m. today, Mayor Mike McGinn will release more details of his 2013-14 budget, this time addressing funding for Seattle youth and public safety.
You can watch the action here:
This piles on yesterday's big budget reveal targeting poor families and the homeless:
· $500,000 in new funding for the City’s Child Care Assistance Program, which provides low-income families with vouchers to pay for 25-70 percent of childcare costs. (McGinn says the funds will cut the program's waiting list by 23 percent.)
· $980,000 to expand services to help homeless families with children find stable housing.
· $2.7 million to help Seattle's contract community service providers deal with inflation (related to their services).
Lordy, McGinn's budget is like a peekaboo carbaret! Can't you hardly wait until next Monday, when McGinn finally stops his teasing, drops trou, and reveals the entire thing before a crowd of stunned, popcorn-chomping onlookers???
UPDATE: I have just received a tip from a reliable City Hall staffer that the mayor's 2013-2014 budget includes absolutely no funding for popcorn, or what I like to call spectacle corn. What—you think the people wouldn't notice, McGinn??? This is utter bullshit.
The people demand their city-sponsored spectacle corn!