Looking ahead to August 13th meeting of city Parks Board

August 5, 2009 10:36 pm
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Here’s the official announcement of the meeting, now eight days away:

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 13, at 100 Dexter Ave. N, the Parks Administration Building at Denny Way and Dexter Avenue N.

The agenda includes:

Meridian Playground legislation briefing.Staff will brief the Board on proposed legislation, which
confirms that portions of the City-owned land at the shared Meridian Playground/Good Shepherd Center site in Wallingford, currently occupied by a P-Patch and Seattle Tilth’s demonstration garden, have formally become a part of Meridian Playground. The legislation will give the Superintendent authority to continue those uses and also to enter into agreements with Seattle Tilth or other organizations for use of an area to be renamed in the Comprehensive Site Plan from “Formal Lawn” to “East Entrance and Outdoor Education Area.”

New partnership policy proposal. Staff will review with the Board a plan to draft a new Partnership Development Policy, and discuss the steps and timeline involved. The new policy will address how we can engage non-traditional partners that reflect the City’s changing demographics, potential park users and providers that are not currently participating in our programs and services. The proposed policy will address how Parks can be more proactive, creative, and engage potential private and non-profit agencies in a time of ever-tightening budget constraints.

Briefing papers on both agenda items will be available on the web by close of business on Monday, August 10 at: seattle.gov/parks/parkboard.

The Board of Park Commissioners is a seven-member citizen board created by the City Charter. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; three members are appointed by the City Council; and one member is appointed by the Park Board. The Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month to advise the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on parks and recreation matters. For more information, please contact Sandy Brooks at 206-684-5066 or sandy.brooks@seattle.gov.

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