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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Committee to meet Thursday, October 17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/15/2013  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Committee
to meet Thursday, October 17

New meeting location: Miller Community Center

The Citizens Advisory Committee appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options hosts its seventh meeting on Thursday, October 17, at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

At this meeting, the committee will hear a panel presentation on alternative mechanisms for a future Parks funding measure, and have a question-and-answer session with the panelists. Panelists include City Budget Director Beth Goldberg, Council Central Staff Director Ben Noble and former (retired) Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds.

Also, three subcommittees that were formed to do an initial prioritization of  the Investment Initiatives, (the programs and projects that may be considered for future funding) will report on their progress.

To see the complete agenda and meeting materials for October 17 meeting please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm.

The committee has set aside 15 minutes at the beginning of this meeting to take public comment. Those wishing to address the committee are encouraged to arrive early and sign up. If there are more people who wish to speak than can be accommodated at the beginning of the meeting, time will be set aside at the end of the meeting for additional public comments.

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. The committee will complete its preliminary recommendations to the Mayor and Council by December 2013.

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, November 7, 2013. This meeting will be a public hearing and will also be held at Miller Community Center. For a list of upcoming meetings and to view notes from previous meetings please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm.

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