Posts for 'Parks'

Looking forward

January 10th, 2014

On Monday, January 6th, 2014 I had the great pleasure of beginning my second term representing you as a Seattle City Councilmember. I wanted to say a few words about some of what I want to accomplish for you over the next few years. First, a healthy, clean and vibrant city, both in our downtown […]

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Join Us at the Public Hearing for the Parks Legacy CAC on Thursday, November 7th!

November 6th, 2013

Just a reminder that tomorrow the Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E.  This hearing is another opportunity for you to weigh in on the parks potential ballot measure for 2014.  Back in May 2013, City Council adopted Resolution 31454 which […]

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Committee Wrap-up 8.9.13: NMF Large Projects Fund and DPR Opportunity Fund Recommendations

August 13th, 2013

We held our final August meeting of the Parks and Neighborhoods (PaN) committee last Friday, August 9. The Committee considered two pieces of legislation that fund several community projects around Seattle: one authorizes the disbursement of Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project funds to six neighborhood- led projects.   The other awards $8 million from the 2008 […]

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Downtown Safety

August 7th, 2013

Last week the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) sent a letter to the mayor and City Council expressing their concerns about the negative activity that has occurred over the last several weeks in the core of our city. The letter was eloquent and full of frustration, understandably. No one wants to see or feel the intimidation […]

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Seattle Youth Commission; North-South Multi-use Trail; Freeway Park: PaN Committee Wrap-up

June 24th, 2013

The June 20th committee meeting was chock-full-o-parks and neighborhoods goodness! We considered twenty-six appointments to city commissions, two pieces of legislation, and heard an update on the Public Outreach & Engagement Liaisons (POEL) program. See the meeting agenda, or watch Seattle Channel’s video of the meeting here. Councilmember Godden and I voted to confirm or […]

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Smith Cove Dedication

May 31st, 2013

Later this afternoon, I will be honored to stand with King County Executive Dow Constantine, Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro, and Mayor McGinn, among others, as we officially announce the deal for a new park at Smith Cove. Yes, this was actually announced last month, but this is exciting news so the details […]

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Parks and Recreation Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee; Seattle Audubon Society; NMF: PaN committee wrap up

May 21st, 2013

On May 16th the Parks and Neighborhood committee (PaN) voted to allow the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to form a partnership with the Seattle Audubon Society, create the Parks and Recreation Legacy Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and appoint Michael Shiosaki to the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee. See the meeting agenda here, or watch […]

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Hail to Neighbor Power! Royalty received in Roxhill.

April 24th, 2013

Have you seen the Castle Park yet? Hail to Roxhill! Last Saturday the park was officially opened. Despite the chill, hundreds of neighbors and kids with skateboards gathered in one of the city’s newest parks. Prizes were awarded for best tricks, and new skateboards were given to a special few newcomers. Time was set aside […]

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Two strong Park Board appointments

April 8th, 2013

This afternoon full council confirmed the appointments of two people to the Board of Park Commisioners that we in my committee had the pleasure of talking to  in committee last week: Diana S Kincaid and Tom Tierney. Diana is a returning board member, who has been on the board since May 2009, and serving as Park […]

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Ribbon cutting at Westlake today at 11:30 for new play area

March 1st, 2013

In a little while, I’ll be heading down to the Westlake Center to join Mayor McGinn and Kate Joncas of the Downtown Seattle Association as well as Christopher Williams from Seattle Parks and James Hendricks, President of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute  to cut the ribbon on the all-new, first ever downtown public play space: […]

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