Meeting location: Miller Community Center
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options hosts their last meeting on Thursday, March 6, at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, however, please note that no public comment will be taken at the meeting.
The committee will approve their final report which will be submitted to the Mayor and City Council on March 12, 2014. The report will include the recommendations the committee approved at their February 27 meeting: the committee voted to recommend a $57 million metropolitan parks district be placed on the ballot in August. The draft final report can be reviewed on the committee’s web page (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm).
The Mayor and Council created the committee to review the draft Parks Legacy Plan (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy) and to propose options for funding operations and maintenance, development and acquisition of parks and recreation facilities and programs. A revised edition of the Parks Legacy Plan: Draft Goals and Strategies can be downloaded from the project’s website.
Committee members are: Barbara Wright, Co-Chair; Charlie Zaragoza, Co-Chair; Thatcher Bailey; Steve Daschle; Juli Farris; Bill Farmer; Thomas Goldstein; Jessie Israel; Diana Kincaid; Michael Maddux; Brice Maryman; Yalonda Gill Masundire; Mustapha Math; David Namura and Erika Melroy.
The committee and Seattle Parks and Recreation held three public meetings to gather input in late January and early February. The discussion group notes from those meetings are posted on the committee’s webpage: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm.
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