The Citizens Advisory Committee appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options hosts their third meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N. at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, with a comment period at the beginning of each meeting.
At the meeting, the committee will discuss how best to evaluate the programs and projects that may be considered for funding. They will also finalize the guidelines that will be used to evaluate those initiatives and projects. The guidelines are based on the values of the Legacy Plan, which are access, opportunity and sustainability. The committee reviewed the guidelines in the July 24 meeting and asked staff to make them more specific.
Representatives from Parks’ Race and Social Justice (RSJI) Leadership Team will present and explain the RSJI Initiative.
The committee has set aside a short amount of time at the beginning of the meeting to take public comment. Those wishing to address the committee are encouraged to arrive early and sign up.
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 Nuerenberg-Melroy.
The committee’s next meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013. For a list of upcoming meetings, to view notes from previous meetings, or to see the complete agenda for Aug. 15 meeting, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm.
The committee will wrap up its preliminary recommendations to the Mayor and Council by December 2013.
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