Tag: budget

Status quo is not an option: streamlining the operation of our community centers

September 12th, 2011

This afternoon in High Point, I stood with Mayor McGinn and acting Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Christopher Williams, as the mayor announced his preferred option for the future of our community centers. Mayor McGinn will incorporate our Option #2, or the Geographic Management and Service Level option, into his 2012 budget. It is unusual […]

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Community Center operation forum next week

January 25th, 2011

City Council has asked Seattle Parks and Recreation to re-think how community centers are operated. This process will include public meetings to discuss with the community ideas for how centers can be run more effectively and more efficiently. We heard hundreds of requests during the budget process to keep all 26 centers open without making […]

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Help wanted: reshape operation of our community centers

December 21st, 2010

As a result of a challenging budget situation in 2011 and 2012, the City Council has asked Seattle Parks & Recreation to re-think how community centers are operated. This process will include public meetings and the creation of a Community Center Advisory Team; Parks is looking for community members to participate on this team.  Advisory Team […]

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Budget: Next Steps

May 6th, 2010

On Tuesday night we held the second of two public hearings on the City’s budget.  Hundreds waited for hours to speak about their priorities, to tell their stories, and to plead for their programs. Every speaker made a strong case and it’s clear that some very difficult decisions loom before us.  There are actually two […]

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