Parks Legacy Update

The folks who are leading the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee sent a message to those who attended the community meeting at Bitter Lake Community Center.  Below is the message.  Note the link to the discussion group notes, which give the flavor of comments from people who attended public meetings.

Thank you!

The Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee (PLCAC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank everyone who turned out for three public meetings at the end of January. Nearly 200people gave input on a proposed park and recreation ballot funding measure.

You can read the discussion group notes here.

If you were not able to attend the public meetings, you can still submit input to the committee until Thursday, February 20, by sending it to parkslegacy@seattle.gov. The PLCAC has received more than 750 comments since it began meeting last summer.

Next steps

The PLCAC will meet three more times before making its recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on March 12. All meetings are held at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E 98112, from 6 – 9 p.m. The meeting dates are:

  • Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Thursday, Feb. 27
  • Thursday, March 6

Other important dates include:

  • March 12: Anticipated date for PLCAC report to City Council and Mayor
  • March 17: Anticipated date for Mayor to send his proposal to Council
  • April 7: Seattle City Council Select Committee on Parks Funding public hearing at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers*
  • May 5 : Council action deadline to place a measure on the ballot

*The Seattle City Council has established a Select Committee on Parks Funding. Those meeting dates are on our website.

For more information about the plan, the citizens’ committee or the Council select committee, please visit the Parks Legacy committee website at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm

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