Tag: Community Centers

COMMUNITY CENTER REINVENTION – CAN WE SAVE MONEY AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY?

August 3rd, 2011

The Parks Department took a major hit in the 2011 budget and lost dozens of employees – but it could have been worse.  The Mayor’s proposed budget would have converted three community spaces to offices and cut drop in hours by up to 80% at five community centers proposed for ‘limited use’, with no plans […]

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REINVENTING SEATTLE’S COMMUNITY CENTERS AND DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

December 2nd, 2010

The Departments of Parks and Neighborhoods took the greatest hits in the proposed 2011 budget.  The Parks Department lost dozens of employees, with five community centers cut back to limited use status, while the Department of Neighborhoods was cut by 18.2% — almost three times as large as the total budget reductions. The Council restored […]

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