After a much needed 3 week vacation, I’m well refreshed and back into the swing of things again. Upon my vacation return, I was very pleased to learn that our application for Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funds had been evaluated by Parks staff and ranked #1 out of 95 city-wide applications submitted with a score 0f 82 out of 100! Click here for the complete rankings. Excitingly, out of the top ten list, 2 are from Ballard (the other being a street end park proposal for 24th Ave NW).
This past Monday, we attended an Open House at Magnuson Park to present our project to the Parks Levy Oversight Committee. All of the north end projects were allowed just 2 minutes each to make their presentations. Quite a stressful event for everyone involved! We looked very professional with our presentation boards. I now understand what my high school science fairs were preparing me for!
The next steps in the city process are as follows:
- September 2010 – Public Hearing on Project Prioritization and Funding Recommendations
- January 2011 – Project Funding Recommendations to Mayor and City Council
- March 2011 – Targeted City Council Approval of Project Funding Recommendations
- April 2011 – Begin Project Implementation