The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at 100 Dexter Ave. N, the Parks Administration Building at Denny Way and Dexter Avenue N.
The agenda includes:
Proposal for Magnuson Park Advisory Committee. Staff will brief the Board on a proposal to establish a Magnuson Park Advisory Committee, which will provide community members a more formal process for providing feedback and making recommendations to the Superintendent on activities and planning for Magnuson Park. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal. On September 24, the Park Board will have a final discussion and make a recommendation to the Superintendent whether or not to approve the formation of the Magnuson Park Advisory Committee. If approved, this Advisory Committee will take the place of the current Magnuson Park Community Communications Committee.
Museum of History and Industry’s move to Lake Union Armory. MOHAI will present updated information to the Park Board regarding the museum’s plans to move from its current location in McCurdy Park to the Naval Reserve Armory Building in Lake Union Park. The briefing will be informational and will not require a vote of the board.
Fee setting policy review. Staff will brief the Board on the department’s review of policies and processes for setting fees and charges, as outlined in the Strategic Action Plan. The presentation will outline some background issues and items to consider as a fee setting policy is developed. The objective of developing a fees and charges policy is to establish a consistent and equitable framework for setting prices for parks and recreation programs, services and facility use that recognizes the trade-offs between community benefits and individual benefits. The presentation and discussion will be at the policy level and will not address specific fees or charges.
Briefing papers on both agenda items will be available on the web by close of business on Friday, Sept. 4 at: seattle.gov/parks/parkboard.
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.