The Citizens’ Advisory Committee appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options will host a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E.) at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public; however, no public comment will be taken at the meeting.
The committee will discuss and make a final recommendation on the investment initiatives, the funding investment amount and the funding mechanism for an August 2014 ballot measure. Its recommendation will be sent to the mayor and the Seattle City Council on March 13, 2014.
The mayor and council created the committee to review the draft Parks Legacy Plan (www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy) and to propose options for funding operations and maintenance, development and acquisition of parks and recreation facilities and programs. A revised edition of the Parks Legacy Plan: Draft Goals and Strategies can be downloaded from the project’s website.
The committee and Seattle Parks and Recreation held three public meetings to gather input in late January and early February. The discussion group notes from those meetings are posted on the committee’s webpage: www.seattle.gov/parks/legacy/committee.htm.