What should next Seattle Parks ballot measure ask you to pay for?

November 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 5 Comments

Seattle Parks has just announced the new list of priorities recommended by the Citizens Advisory Committee that’s looking at a possible parks-funding ballot measure for next year. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy approved by voters in 2008 is expiring, so a ballot measure potentially would pick up where it leaves off. The proposed list – split into three parts – can be seen here; note that the top of the list is maintenance, which was not part of the PGS levy plan. You can give your thoughts in person at a public hearing next Thursday, November 7, at Miller Community Center on Capitol Hill (330 19th Ave. E.), signups at 5, hearing at 6, or e-mail your comments to parkslegacy@seattle.gov.

5 Comments

  1. Nothing! Let it expire.

    Comment by Michael — 5:52 pm November 1, 2013 #

  2. Second, Michael!!
    Give the taxpayers a rest

    Comment by 935 — 7:40 pm November 1, 2013 #

  3. I’ll 2nd that. They lost my trust to spend money wisely many times over the last few years. One good example is the property they recently purchased 4700 block 40th, when developed it will be the most expensive park per sqft (millions $) in the state. Lot size under 10k sqft if I remember right. This piece of property should have been paid for with funds from the land developers surrounding this lot with apartments 5-7 stories high if a park was really needed there.

    Comment by wetone — 7:55 pm November 1, 2013 #

  4. Please, let’s stop building new parks and just maintain the ones we have!

    Comment by JL — 9:28 pm November 1, 2013 #

  5. Actually, if you look at the list – most of the money will be going towards maintenance. I think that’s a great thing. I’d much rather my tax dollars go towards parks!

    Comment by AmandaKH — 8:40 am November 2, 2013 #

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