Posts for March, 2013

Courage, compassion, and gratitude: thanks to my friends at the Department of Parks and Recreation

March 20th, 2013

There is much I would like to write and say about the March 8 shooting of our dear friend Bill Keller from the Associated Recreation Council.  Once again we have seen gun violence in our city, and only by grace is Bill alive. I have been asked to be restrained in my comments at this […]


Establishing a baseline for costs in DPR: Committee Recap

March 15th, 2013

In the Seattle Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting on March 7, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) presented this detailed response to Council’s Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI 83-1-A-1) requesting information on possible long-term sustainable funding options for DPR, as well as definitions of parks service levels and how much revenue is required to support […]


Bell Street Park moving forward: construction contract in place

March 5th, 2013

I know we have been talking about this for years. Yes, there have been some delays, and  perhaps some missteps, but I hope those will all be long forgotten once the Bell Street Park is a reality. And that day is nearing! The idea is about to be implemented. Belltown is about to get its own linear […]


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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