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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Committee to meet Thursday, September 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/16/2013  8:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joelle Hammerstad  (206) 684-8020


Seattle Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Committee to meet Thursday, September 19

The Citizens Advisory Committee appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options hosts its fifth meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N. at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, with a comment period at the beginning of each meeting.

At the meeting, the committee will discuss the Investment Initiatives, which are the programs and projects that may be considered for future funding. The Committee’s goal for the meeting is to develop early prioritization of the initiatives.

To see the complete agenda and meeting materials for September 19 meeting please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm. The committee has set aside 10 minutes at the beginning of the 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, October 3, 2013. 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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