The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 13, in the Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N at the corner of Dexter and Denny.
The meeting agenda includes:
Overview of the 2011 Adopted Budget
Parks staff will brief the Board on the 2011 Parks and Recreation adopted budget.
City Council statements of legislative intent
Parks staff will brief the Board on the three City Council statements of legislative intent (directions issued to City departments during the Council’s budget review process):
- Innovative Community Center Design Options Project: The Council directed Parks and Recreation to conduct research and analysis on increased partnerships, fund raising options, and alternative operations and staffing models for community centers, with the goals of increasing public use of the centers, reducing their dependence on General Fund support, enhancing their financial stability, and increasing their flexibility in responding to community needs. The response is due to the Council on June 1, 2011.
- Transition Plan for Rowing and Sailing Centers: The Council directed Parks to work with the Associated Recreation Council and the advisory councils for the Green Lake Small Craft Center and the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, to develop a transition plan for long-term management of both centers. The plan is to identify operations goals, evaluate the centers’ use, analyze alternative management models, and make recommendations on future operations. The response is due to the Council on December 31, 2011.
- Paid Parking Analysis: The Council directed Parks to work with the City Budget Office, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, to analyze and create a proposal for paid parking at surface parking lots at selected parks. The analysis is to include the costs, benefits, and effects of implementing paid parking at a small number of sites. The response is due to the Council on July 1, 2001.
The Board of Park Commissioners is a seven-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council;
three members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is appointed by the Park Board. The Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the
Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please contact Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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