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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting December 13

12/6/2012  5:04:00 PM

Seattle Park Board to hold regular meeting December 13
Mayor McGinn to join Board for discussion

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13, in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N, in Denny Park at the corner of Dexter and Denny.

The meeting agenda includes:

Park Board 2013 Work Plan. Parks staff will join the Board in a discussion of the 2013 Work Plan.

Guest Speaker. Mayor Mike McGinn. Mayor McGinn will have a conversation with the Board.

Park Board Business.

  • Coal terminals. The Board will review and finalize a letter expressing concerns about any expansion of coal terminals that would result in more trains traveling through Seattle parks.

  • Access to NOAA at Magnuson Park. Parks staff will provide an update on discussions with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding creation of an access point into the park from the road leading into NOAA from Sand Point Way NE.

  • New viewpoint designation. In advance of a January 24, 2013 public hearing, the Board will discuss a proposal to designate MacLean Park as an official viewpoint.

  • Committee reports.

            Associated Recreation Council – Commissioners Angulo and Keith
            Central Waterfront – Commissioner Kincaid
            Discovery Park Mitigation Fund – Commissioner Barber
            Seattle Parks Foundation – Commissioner Maryman

A briefing paper on the Board’s 2013 work plan is available here.               

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by the YMCA Get Engaged Program ( Current members are Antoinette Angulo, John Barber, Megan Heahlke, Jourdan Keith, Acting Chair Diana Kincaid, Brice Maryman, Caitlin McKee, Yazmin Mehdi and Barbara Wright.

The Board meets once a month, normally on the second Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please call Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or email her at

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