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Council News Release

5/22/2008  2:58:00 PM
Ann Corbitt, (206) 684-8808, Rasmussen Office

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen


Seattle — A citizens’ committee appointed by the Seattle City Council to advise the Council on whether to place a parks levy on the fall 2008 ballot has set an additional community meeting on Monday, June 2 in West Seattle. This meeting will provide residents with another opportunity to comment on the potential creation of a ballot measure to fund parks, open space, boulevards, trails, green infrastructure and recreation projects.

Over the past eight years, Seattle’s system of parks, recreation and open space have been funded by two voter-approved levies that have expired, or will expire by the end of this year. The 1999 Community Center Levy and the 2000 ProParks levy have funded major parks and open space improvements, and leveraged additional funds to support Seattle parks.

“Seattle citizens treasure their parks and open spaces. We’ve asked a broad-based group of citizens to help us explore the possibility of putting a new levy on the ballot,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. “I strongly encourage residents from every neighborhood across the city to come out and share their ideas with the committee.”

Community Meeting Time, Date and Location:

Monday, June 2, 2008 – 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Alki Community Center
5817 S.W. Stevens St.
Seattle, WA 98116

Interpretation services available upon request at least five days prior to meeting. Please contact Zuzka Lehocka-Howell at 206-233-3981 to arrange interpretation services.

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