Thursday, January 30, 2014

City Seeking Public Input On Future Of Seattle Parks At Meeting Tonight

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking public input  tonight on what is important about City parks, including how to pay for parks and recreation projects, ongoing maintenance and operations, and recreation programs and how to fund those investments.
Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee is looking for feedback for a future ballot measure in these three areas:
1. Priorities: did the Committee find the right balance between taking care of what we have, programming, and new development?
2. Size: learn how different levels of funding affect your taxes, and then tell us what you think the right size is!
3.Funding mechanism: learn about the differences between short-term, long-term, and permanent levies, and how those compare to the formation of a metropolitan parks district (MPD). Then, tell us which mechanism you think is most appropriate for Seattle, and any thoughts or concerns you have about it.
The closest City-wide public meeting will be held at 7pm at the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Avenue North). Comments can also be emailed to

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