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Dembowski statement on Metro Transit budget

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Metropolitan King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, chair of the Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee, released this statement on today’s announcement from the County Executive and Metro Transit on the transit system’s 2015-16 Biennial Budget: 

“It is great to see the plan that some of us on the County Council championed earlier this year, bearing fruit.  I commend the County Executive and Metro Transit’s leadership for their work to identify cost savings, and take advantage of strong revenue from a growing economy to keep buses rolling. 

“I’m also pleased that there is now consensus to delay further service cuts to allow the County Council to complete the King County Budget and for Seattle voters to act in November on Seattle’s Proposition 1. This is an approach that a majority of us on the County Council supported from the outset.

“I want to thank the League of Women Voters, Town Hall, the United Indians of All Tribes, the Washington State Hospital Association, and elected and community leaders from all over King County, who supported these ideas. There is more work to do, and I look forward to continuing our efforts to grow and invest in the Metro Transit System.”

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