Seattle City Council
11/8/2011 8:53:00 PM
Dana Robinson Slote (206) 615-0061
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Councilmember Burgess' statement on passage of Families and Education levy
SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, Chair of the Public Safety and Education Committee, released the following statement tonight on the passage of the Families and Education Levy:
"This Levy was a big ask, especially during these tough economic times. Our voters have strongly embraced doing all we can to provide our schoolchildren a high quality education and prepare them for college and the career of their choice.
"The Council conducted a year-long planning process with a 24-member citizen advisory group before placing this Levy before the voters. As a result, this Levy has substantial safeguards built in for strong performance measures, accountability and transparency.
"My colleagues and I look forward to working with the Seattle Public Schools and our communities to implement this investment in our students and schools."
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