Posts for 'Parks'

Lid I-5, Connect our City

January 25th, 2017

Last evening I met with Scott Bonjukian, John Feit, and other leaders of the Lid I-5 project.  I have known and worked with many on their board for over a decade – some were with me when we on the Allied Arts board created the Waterfront for All charettes, and look what has happened since! […]

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The Year in Review: Oh the Places We’ve Been and the Path We’re on for 2015!

January 9th, 2015

Thank you so much for helping make 2014 such a powerful year.  It is no secret how much I love this city and my job, and I am proud of the work and accomplishments we are achieving together.  It is an enormous privilege to represent you on City Council. I would like to share with […]

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Green Seattle Day 2014

November 10th, 2014

  Thank you, everyone who volunteered during the 9th Annual Green Seattle Day this past Saturday! I joined almost 200 people to plant nearly 1000 native trees and shrubs in our Cheasty Forest. The Cheasty volunteers had  removed mountains of ivy and other invasives over the past year and Saturday was the fun part — planting […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Seattle Parks and Greenways!

April 25th, 2014

You know all this from my previous blog entries (Part I, Part II, and Part III): Our city proudly counts 465 parks spanning 6,200 acres of beaches, forests, fields, playgrounds, ball courts, community centers, and rain-kissed open space. We rely on these parks for respite from city life, room to stretch our legs, space to […]

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Make Way for Play! A How-to guide to Take Back Your Street

April 24th, 2014

  Ready for some exciting homemade neighborhood fun inspired by you, your family and your neighbors?  This spring and summer we can take over the streets and expand our neighborhood park space. The point is to celebrate community and culture in every neighborhood through an opportunity called “place-making.”   The asphalt isn’t just for cars anymore.  This […]

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Parks – Recognizing Costs Savings, and Energy Efficiencies, and Labor Reductions

April 17th, 2014

We Councilmembers will make a decision next Monday whether and how to create a funding source dedicated to Parks alone. We have loved our parks and greenspaces for more than a century. We look to parks for health, sanctuary, and play.  Unfortunately, we have been unable to maintain them as if they will be around […]

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Investing in our future – the Proposed Seattle Park District

April 4th, 2014

This August, a ballot measure may be presented to Seattle voters that could create a sustainable and dedicated new funding source for Seattle Parks.  In the past, we have voted for levies with which you are undoubtedly familiar.  You may just beginning to hear about the proposed Seattle Park District. I have repeatedly heard a […]

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Funding our Parks: The Big Picture

March 19th, 2014

  We held our second meeting of the Select Committee on Parks Funding on Monday, March 17th. My council colleagues and I received extensive briefings from the co-chairs of the Parks Legacy Advisory Committee, Barbara Wright and Charlie Zaragoza, by Ben Noble and Mike Fong from the Mayor’s Office, Christopher Williams from Parks and Meg […]

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Lockers: One Way to Help

February 11th, 2014

You may have read this in The Stranger, but in case you haven’t, I wanted you to see a letter that Councilmember Harrell and I wrote. Thanks for reading — Sally Imagine you have lost your job, your home, maybe your marriage or long term relationship. You now find yourself alone and homeless in Seattle. […]

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Catching up with our Neighborhoods–Guest Blog Post

February 9th, 2014

Councilmember Bagshaw’s Legislative assistant, Alberta Bleck, attended the Magnolia Queen Anne District Council meeting on January 13 in Bayview Manor. Alberta will be contributing her thoughts on this program and others on a semi-regular basis as a guest blogger for Councilmember Bagshaw’s office. If there are any topics you would like to see covered on […]

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