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Liias chose to postpone funds for Japanese Gulch


March 14, 2018

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo

At last week’s Mukilteo City Council meeting, councilmembers were surprised to discover the state granted $400,000 to Mukilteo for the proposed Peace Park, but the city would no longer receive $721,000 that was set in the initial state budget in January for the Japanese Gulch Daylighting project.

At the meeting, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said Sen. Marko Liias helped the city receive the state funds for the Peace Park.

Some councilmembers wondered why there was a request for the Peace Park in the first place, and asked who put the request in and when.

Councilmember Bob Champion voiced hi...

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