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Community Center Operations Analysis
New 2012 hours for community centers, teen life centers and Late Night programs
Letters to Geographically Based Community Center Groups
Packet of information for presentation at the Parks and Seattle Center Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 22
Packet of information for presentation at the Parks and Seattle Center Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 15
Joint Mayor McGinn/Councilmember Bagshaw Proposal for the Operation of Community Centers
Documents Presented to the City Council
Response to Community Center Statement of Legislative Intent
In early July, Parks and Recreation submitted a response to the City Council’s Statement of Legislative Intent. Below is the response:
Over the past five months, ideas for changing how community centers are run have been developed with the help of the Community Center Advisory Team (see below). Now it is time for the broader community to weigh in on the options that have been suggested. Information on each of the options are listed below:
We are asking the public to rate the options by filling out a brief online survey. Responses to the survey will be tallied and sent to the Mayor and City Council to help inform future decisions regarding community center operations.
The survey deadline is July 8. If you wish to mail in the survey, please send it to: Susan Golub at 100 Dexter Avenue N Seattle 98109; or via e-mail to Susan.Golub@seattle.gov.
Public Meeting Questions
Two public meetings were held to review the nine options. At both of the meetings, time ran out before all questions from the public could be answered. Here is a link to the unanswered questions with staff responses.
As part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s need to reduce General Fund support by $10 million in the 2011 Budget, the Department converted 5 community centers to "limited use" sites. This involved a significant drop in public operating hours for these community centers and reduction or displacement of programming. However, these changes saved about $1.3 million.
In part as a response to these changes, City Council passed a statement of legislative intent (SLI), the Community Center Partnership and Planning Analysis SLI , that directed the department to conduct research and analysis on:
The department anticipates that the research and analysis will result in identification of a range of options for changes in how recreational services are provided through our community centers along with a discussion of the pros and cons of each option.
Community Center Advisory Team (CCAT)
To advise the department in evaluating community center operations, the Community Center Advisory Team (CCAT) was formed. Here are links to the CCAT membership list , meeting schedule and June 2, 2011 meeting agenda .
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Updated December 29, 2011
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