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City Needs Candidates For Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee

By Sean Keeley · January 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw is looking for candidates to fill three vacancies on the Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee in the coming year. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2008, has funded $145 million worth of community based projects and programs planned by the citizen advisory group. Here in Fremont the Ross Playground will receive $450,000 to improve and address safety issues. View all of the projects the levy has funded citywide here (.pdf).

The job of the Parks and Green Spaces Oversight Committee is to help ensure the successful implementation of these projects and programs, and advise the Parks and Rec superintendent, the Mayor and City Council on levy-related issues. Applicants for the three volunteers positions will be reviewed Councilmember Bagshaw, who will then nominate a select few to be confirmed by the City Council.

The oversight committee meets regularly to:

  • Advise on expenditures and allocations for each budget year;
  • Make recommendations on implementation of particular projects and on any reallocations; and,
  • Provide annual reports to the mayor and City Council on progress of expenditures and prepare a mid-point report to Seattle citizens.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to the staff representative to the oversight committee Susan Golub at susan.golub@seattle.gov by January 31, 2011. While paper applications will be accepted, electronic submissions are preferred. Paper applications should be sent to: Susan Golub, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109.

Councilmember Bagshaw is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Susan Golub at 206-684-7046 or susan.golub@seattle.gov.

H/T: Queen Anne View




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