We're trying to get the word out about the upcoming public hearing regarding a Parks District to provide stable, predictable funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation. The City Council is considering joining 17 other Washington cities in creating our own Parks District, and they need to hear from our community.
Here are the meeting details:
Monday, April 7, 2014
6:00 PM Public Hearing
Council Chambers, City Hall
600 Fourth Ave, 2nd Floor
Our parks contribute so much to our quality of life, and provide so many important programs and services for people across our city and at all age and income levels. As everyone knows, Parks took huge budget cuts during the Great Recession. Community centers are currently open at 50% of their capacity and Parks faces a $270 million parks maintenance backlog.
The City Council needs to hear that the community wants to restore equal access to recreation opportunities. Read more details about the recommendations.