Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
PARKS LEVY COMMITTEE TAKES PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSALS
Seattle — On Tuesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lopez Room at Seattle Center, the Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy Citizens’ Advisory Committee will take public testimony on preliminary proposals being considered by the committee for a potential fall 2008 levy ballot. Community members will have the opportunity between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to comment on levy proposals for 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.
“The Parks Levy Citizens’ Advisory Committee appointed in mid-April has held numerous meetings, including four community outreach meetings to put together proposals for a renewed parks levy,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. “As they approach the conclusion of their work, I strongly encourage people from every neighborhood across the city to review and comment on the committee’s preliminary proposals.”
Parks and Green Spaces Levy Committee Public Testimony:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Lopez Room (Part of the Northwest Rooms)
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(Near Republican and 1st Avenue N.)
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.
Visit the Seattle City Council’s web page
for more information on the committee’s preliminary proposals