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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: September Park Board meeting canceled - Business rescheduled to October 10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/17/2013  2:06:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joelle Hammerstad  (206) 684-8020


September Park Board meeting canceled
Business rescheduled to October 10

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners has canceled its September 26 meeting due to a scheduling conflict with some members. It will reconvene on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N. The October meeting agenda will include:

Downtown parks. In response to a community-proposed smoking ban at Occidental and Westlake parks, staff will report on current nationwide trends and a growing number of communities choosing to disallow smoking. The Park Board will discuss the report and make a recommendation to the Superintendent.

Greenways.The Park Board will hear a panel discussion regarding connecting parks through greenways and walkways; this panel will consist of City staff and experts from local pedestrian and bicycle groups.

Bike policy.Parks staff will brief the Park Board on the current policy for biking on trails in Seattle Parks.

Legacy Plan Update. Parks staff and members of the Parks Legacy Plan Citizens Advisory Committee will update the Park Board on the progress of the Legacy Plan and next steps.

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is a nine-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; four members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is a young adult appointed by the YMCA Get Engaged Program (http://www.leadershiptomorrowseattle.org/YMCA.asp). Current members are Antoinette Angulo, Tom Tierney, Bob Edmiston, Jourdan Keith, Chair Diana Kincaid, Brice Maryman, Mazohra Thami, Yazmin Mehdi and Barbara Wright.

The Board meets once a month, normally on the second Thursday, to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please call Rachel Acosta at 206-684-5066 or email her at Rachel.Acosta@Seattle.gov

This press release is available on Seattle Parks and Recreation’s blog, Parkways.

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