Thursday, May 20, 2010

Parks Committee - April Minutes and May Agenda

QACC Parks Committee April 2010 Minutes

Queen Anne Community Council

Parks Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
ATTENDEES: Don Harper, Deb Finken, Sharon LeVine, Dana Harmon, and Sheila Callahan

SEATTLE PARKS FINANCIALS. There is a $10M shortfall in the 2010 budget and a forecasted $50M shortfall in the 2011/2012 budget. Budget cut scenarios under consideration were discussed. Some immediate cuts will be made in mid-May to address the 2010 shortfall. Additional cuts will be reflected in the 2011/2012 budget, which will be approved around Thanksgiving. There are two public meetings for input to the city budget on 4/28 and 5/4. A motion was approved to write a letter on behalf of QACC in support of limiting the cuts to the Parks Department during the budgeting process.

LOWER KINNEAR PARK. The final public meeting was well attended. Applied for OFR(?), DNR grant, and a Large Neighborhood Matching Fund grant. This is the first park project with an off-leash area (OLA) in the full scope of park. The OLA is planned to be located at the W. Mercer Place entrance.

BELL STREET BOULEVARD. The third and final public meeting will take place on May 19 at 7p at the Olympic Sculpture Park. $75K is budgeted for art. The group is applying for an NEA grant. They will employee CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles.



Queen Anne Community Council

Parks Committee Meeting

Tuesday May 11, 2010

7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Queen Anne Community Center

1901 1st Ave W (1st Ave W & W Howe St)

The agenda includes:

7:30 Sign-in

7:35 Approve minutes

7:40 Seattle Parks Financials

8:00 Lower Kinnear & T. Wales Park update

8:15 New Business

8:30 Motion to adjourn

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 8, 2010

For more information e-mail Don Harper at or call 281-9018.

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