Tag: Parks Levy

FIRST TWO YEARS OF PARKS FOR ALL LEVY: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISES

July 5th, 2011

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee has completed a report on the first two years of work on the $146 million levy approved by the voters in 2008.  The City’s general fund has been strained by the recession, and the Parks Department is facing difficult challenges in keeping its operations going.  However, the […]

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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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