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Looking forward

On Monday, January 6th, 2014 I had the great pleasure of beginning my second term representing you as a Seattle City Councilmember. I wanted to say a few words about some of what I want to accomplish for you over the next few years. First, a healthy, clean and vibrant city, both in our downtown […]

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Join Us at the Public Hearing for the Parks Legacy CAC on Thursday, November 7th!

Just a reminder that tomorrow the Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E.  This hearing is another opportunity for you to weigh in on the parks potential ballot measure for 2014.  Back in May 2013, City Council adopted Resolution 31454 which […]

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On Monday, October 7, the Council approved legislation creating a new Bryant Park to replace the land that will be taken for the construction of the new SR520 approaches in the Montlake area. The Council unanimously approved three pieces of legislation that exchanged Arboretum property for the new property, accepted funds from WSDOT to develop […]

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Committee Wrap-up 8.9.13: NMF Large Projects Fund and DPR Opportunity Fund Recommendations

We held our final August meeting of the Parks and Neighborhoods (PaN) committee last Friday, August 9. The Committee considered two pieces of legislation that fund several community projects around Seattle: one authorizes the disbursement of Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project funds to six neighborhood- led projects.   The other awards $8 million from the 2008 […]

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Bagshaw applauds voters for passage of County parks levy

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Councilmember Sally Bagshaw

Bagshaw applauds voters for passage of County parks levy

SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw issued the following statement in response to voter approval of the King County parks levy in the August 2013 election:

“Yesterday voters overwhelming approved the King County Parks Levy. The levy is a six-year property tax levy lid lift that raises revenue for the maintenance and operations of the County’s regional park system, as well as funding for city parks and the Woodland Park Zoo.

“Our voters have once again shown that they deeply value our parks system and we are grateful for the continued support. The King County Parks System is important to kids, families, seniors and Seattle-ites alike. The new levy will help build and preserve ‘Our Big Backyard’ and the connections throughout our region.

“The successful passage of this funding package will generate approximately $360 million over the next six years. This funding will allow the County to continue to invest in our open spaces, improve our trail system, and build recreation opportunities.

“I thank King County Executive Dow Constantine, members of the King County Council, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, as well as the voters for their leadership and wise actions. The County approached this levy in a thoughtful and purposeful manner. We will follow their example in the upcoming year as the City of Seattle prepares for a potential parks ballot measure for 2014.”

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Downtown Safety

Last week the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) sent a letter to the mayor and City Council expressing their concerns about the negative activity that has occurred over the last several weeks in the core of our city. The letter was eloquent and full of frustration, understandably. No one wants to see or feel the intimidation […]

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Building 30 Progress Report

Here is an update on the City’s renovation of Building 30 at Magnuson Park.

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Dog blog

This is a fun one.  Every year Dog Fancy Magazine (you flip through it at the vet checking out the super cute dogs) holds a Dogtown USA Best Dog Town in America contest.  They ask readers of the magazine to send in nominations and editors select a winner based on the presence of dog-friendly activities, […]

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Envisioning New Waterfront Parks

Piers 48 & 52 could be the first parks in Seattle operated by the State.

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As the SR 520 project continues into final design on the Seattle side, the City has concluded negotiations with the State on the first phase of mitigation funds for the Arboretum. The $7.8 million covered in this agreement will be used to develop a one mile multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian access connecting East […]

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