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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund public hearing postponed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/26/2013  8:25:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund public hearing postponed

The public meeting for the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee to gather input on proposed Levy Opportunity Fund projects, scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013 at Miller Community Center, has been postponed.

Parks and Recreation will announce a new date.

The Levy Opportunity Fund is a $15 million fund within the $146 million Levy allocated to projects identified by neighborhood and community groups. Projects are approved by ordinance, and include community-initiated acquisition and/or development projects. The City Council approved a first round of Opportunity Fund projects in April 2011, and this hearing is for the second round that will allocate $8 million.

The 16-member volunteer Citizen Oversight Committee advises the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor and the City Council on issues related to Levy fund expenditures. They advise on allocations for upcoming budget years, make recommendations on Opportunity Fund expenditures, and perform other duties. Members serve staggered terms over the life of the levy (2009-2014), are appointed by the Mayor (eight members) and City Council (eight members) and represent the community at large geographically.
For more information on the Levy Opportunity Fund, please go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/levy/opportunity.htm.

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