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Budget Cuts Impact Seattle Parks And Recreation

Keep our pools, community centers, and parks open!

The Mayors Office and Seattle City Council have some tough choices to make this summer in regards to which pools, community centers, and park services will no longer be offered due to a $10,000,000 budget gap for the second half of the 2010 budget.  Let your voice be heard by contacting city leaders.

Your personal story about the pools, community centers, and park services is the most important thing for them to hear to encourage them to keep these services open especially in a down economy when we need parks and recreation services available to us more than ever!

Following are some of the pools and community centers in our neighborhood that may be affected:

•    Helene Madison Pool
•    Bitter Lake Community Center
•    Meadowbrook Pool and Community Center
•    Loyal Heights Community Center
•    Ballard Pool and Community Center
•    Green Lake Community Center
•    Evans Pool

This is the last week before the decisions are announced on June 1st!  Send the  Mayor and City Council your personal story today!

The Mayor’s contact information:

Send a letter: The Mayor’s Office, Seattle City Hall 7th floor, 600 Fourth Avenue, P.O. Box 94749, Seattle, WA, 98124
By computer: http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/citizen_response.htm
Phone: (206) 684-4000

Seattle City Council Parks and Seattle Center Committee:

Chair Sally Bagshaw 
email: sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov
Phone: (206) 684-8801

Vice Chair Tom Rasmussen
email: tom.rasmussen@seattle.gov
Phone: (206) 684-8808

Member Bruce Harrell
email: bruce.harrell@seattle.gov
Phone: (206) 684-8804

Alternate Member Jean Godden
email: jean.godden@seattle.gov
Phone: (206) 684-8807

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