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Community meetings on new Parks levy in August

January 20th, 2014 · Comments

Seattle Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a new levy in August to fund more facilities, services and programs. So they’re hosting three community meetings to determine what exactly should be on the ballot, and how to fund it. One of the meetings will be close to Greenwood-Phinney Ridge, at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Meeting attendees will be asked how they would prioritize the list of possibilities, and what tax mechanism should fund it.

Ideas that Parks is looking at include more funding for Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium, more maintenance funds, Park Rangers to improve park safety, increased funding to keep community centers open longer hours, more P-patches, and acquiring more land for future parks.

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