Friends of Ballard Corners Park

Disappointment and Hope

There was disappointment yesterday as Governor Gregoire did not include funding for Ballard Corners Park (BCP) in her proposed budget.

Washington State Senator Karen FraserGabriella Moller, Susan O’Neill, and I met with Senators Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Karen Fraser. Senator Fraser writes the capital budget in the Senate. She listened intently to our presentation and encouraged us to apply for competitive grants, which we will. She described an uphill battle to get funding for BCP included in her capital budget.

Washington State Senator Jeanne Kohl-WellesLater, the two senators drove by the site on the way back from another meeting.
Sen. Kohl-Welles continues to be a wonderful advocate for BCP. She will continue to work with Sen. Fraser on our behalf. I may meet with Sen. Fraser again and testify in front of the Ways and Means Committee with the session starts in January.

Posted on December 21st 2006 by David Folweiler in Fundraising,Meetings | Comments Off on Disappointment and Hope |

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