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Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund Criteria

The Pro Parks Levy ordinance and resolution included priority criteria for Opportunity Fund projects. In general, priority will be given to projects that:
  1. Address a park or open space deficiency.
  2. Are in areas experiencing growth, particularly urban villages or urban centers, or in revitalization areas.
  3. Are consistent with an approved plan, such as a neighborhood plan or watershed plan;
  4. Will not result in higher than usual operating costs to Parks.
  5. Have the potential to leverage other funds.

In addition to the criteria listed above, projects that submit a Letter of Intent application will be evaluated by the following point system established by the Pro Parks Oversight Committee:

  1. Project is a unique opportunity or likely a lost opportunity if we don't act now - 35 points
  2. Project is a first round Opportunity Fund acquisition project that needs additional funding
    to complete acquisition and/or development - 20 points
  3. Project has extremely high community support - 15 points
  4. Opportunity Fund funding is critical to project completion - 15 points
  5. Project leverages other funds - 15 points

Updated June 7, 2007
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