Posts for December, 2012

Making public pools available to all

December 27th, 2012

Our Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation will begin hosting women-only swimming sessions at the three local pools,  Meadowbrook, Medgar Evers and Southwest pools in March of 2013. The program will also be extended to Rainier Beach Pool in the Fall 2013.  Controversial?  For some.  But for many women and girls who are Muslims, Orthodox Jews and […]

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Tragedy in Connecticut: How will we respond?

December 15th, 2012

I have had tears in my eyes all day thinking about the little hands and faces of those children slain in Connecticut and the others who witnessed it.  Every one of us has a child, a grandchild or KNOWS a child this age. Can you even imagine getting that call from the school?  It is […]

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Queen Anne Bowl Playfields parking and Initiative 42

December 11th, 2012

Yesterday Council voted to approve legislation (Ordinance 117669) that swapped a parcel of parks-owned land for a strip of land owned by Aegis on Queen Anne, to ensure that Parks could continue to provide parking for the Queen Anne Bowl Playfields. The current parking area is not actually owned by Parks. Parks made a deal […]

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Parks & Neighborhoods: Committee recap and Year in Review

December 7th, 2012

Yesterday’s Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting was short, sweet, and efficient. We passed all the legislation before us out of committee and on to full council. The first item of business was a piece of yearly legislation that transfers money into the 2008 Parks Levy Fund from King County Conservation Futures Levy proceeds. First passed in 1989, […]

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Deadline is 12/17 for Large Project Program – Apply now!

December 3rd, 2012

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the 2006 voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. The levy provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.  The application is now available on-line, along […]

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