Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle's 53rd Mayor
Mayor, city leaders announce proposal to fund education & healthy food programs
Mayor, city leaders announce proposal to fund education & healthy food programs
4/27/201717:21

Mayor Ed Murray and city leaders announce an $18 million proposal to fund education and healthy food programs, including nearly $10 million for the Education Action Plan, a series of programs aimed at eliminating the opportunity gap between white students and African American/Black and other students of color. An additional $5.7 million will fund increased support for children from birth-to-five years old and their caregivers, such as prenatal care. And $3.2 million will fund expanded food access including the Fresh Bucks program, which provides low-income households vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. These programs will be funded by a 1.75 cent sweetened beverage tax Mayor Murray transmitted to Council today.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray