Posts for 'Parks'

PARKS LEVY MAKING IT HAPPEN: EXPANDING COMMUNITY GARDENS

April 14th, 2011

I led the effort to include more money for community gardens when the Council put together the renewal of the Parks Levy in 2008.  We wound up including $2 million, which may sound like a lot, but given how expensive land can be, we were only able to conservatively promise adding four more gardens. But […]

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NEW URBAN FARMS IN PARKS LEVY OPPORTUNITY FUND

January 27th, 2011

The Citizen Oversight Committee for the Parks and Green Spaces Levy has issued its recommendations for the first phase of the Opportunity Fund.  Fifteen projects were recommended to receive $7 million in funding, including two innovative major urban agriculture projects.  Parks and Green Spaces is a $146 million, six-year levy approved by the voters in […]

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BUDGET SIDELIGHT: HANGAR 30 AT MAGNUSON

December 2nd, 2010

A curious sidelight to this year’s budget deliberations was a sudden flurry of activity relating to Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park.  This has been a great venue for community events, but, like most of the buildings taken over from the Navy there, Building 30 needs substantial renovation in order to be available for long term […]

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MOHAI: THE CITY, THE STATE, AND THE MONEY

October 11th, 2010

On Monday, September 27, the Council unanimously adopted an ordinance approving an agreement with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).  MOHAI and the City have been working together to plan a relocation of this important cultural resource for many years, and that cooperation has resulted in a plan to relocate MOHAI to the South […]

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