The City of Shelton thanks and expressed appreciation to the state legislative delegation—Senator Tim Sheldon, Representative Drew MacEwen and Representative Dan Griffey—for their efforts to include Shelton’s top priorities in the 2020 state budget.
The proposed state budget includes a repeal of the Washington State Patrol Latecomer’s Agreement and maintains funding for improvements at the intersection of Wallace Kneeland Boulevard and Shelton Springs Road.
The 2020 budget also includes $750,000 for the Shelton YMCA. The YMCA will be a tremendous benefit to the Shelton community as the city and our partners seek to add additional recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Repealing the WSP Latecomer’s Agreement will help spur economic development, particularly in Shelton’s northwestern neighborhoods where a federal opportunity zone has been designated. Shelton will be able to further explore economic catalyst programs and job opportunities strengthening our local economy.
The 2020 budget also maintains the $650,000 Shelton received in the 2019 budget for improvements at the Wallace Kneeland Boulevard intersection. Proposed improvements include new sidewalks, a single-lane roundabout, light fixtures, ADA ramps, and storm water upgrades.
The 2020 budget is awaiting signature from Governor Inslee.