Message from Lacey Beaty, Mayoral Candidate
I’ve been asked numerous times from constituents why it seems no one is asking how we help working parents. As one myself, I too am worried about my child, her well-being, and, given her age, her socialization with other kids. We often say the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet, and the whispers I am hearing from parents are “what about me?” How do I work full time and parent full time?
Beaverton is set to receive $2.577 million from Washington County to provide relief to small businesses impacted by COVID, and while like you, I enjoy take-out from my favorite restaurants, I am also deeply worried about our childcare providers. We need to prioritize licensed childcare providers that are following state health guidelines in this next round of financial support. This is how we show up and support our working families and children.
~ Lacey Beaty