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1/7/2008  2:57:00 PM
Brian Hawksford, Rasmussen Office, (206) 684-8808

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Councilmember will chair Parks Committee

SEATTLE Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, today, was pleased to take over as the chair of the Parks and Seattle Center Committee. The Committee will deliberate and make recommendations on matters relating to parks, community centers, the Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, and Seattle Center amongst other issues.

Councilmember Rasmussen, who was elected to a second, four-year term in November, said, Seattle has some of the best parks and recreation programs in the country. I am eager to take on this new responsibility for the City Council. As I approach this new responsibility my overarching goal will be to ensure that our parks and recreation programs are accessible and affordable to people of all ages and people of all income levels. As Seattle becomes more densely populated it is more important than ever to ensure that that we provide parks and recreation opportunities in all neighborhoods. During the next year the Council is scheduled to adopt a business plan for the Parks and Recreation Department, a new master plan for Seattle Center and to decide upon the use of several major buildings at Magnuson Park.

I look forward to hearing from the public on these and other important Parks issues during the forthcoming year, Councilmember Rasmussen said.


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