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Use volunteers

negotiate labor contracts so the city can use volunteers at the community centers front desk, or other positions

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Laurelhurst Community Center-closing to the public?

Do you know how many kids love the laurelhurst community center? Mine do! They'd much rather go there and play and make friends then Mcdonalds and eat hamburgers or stay at home playing video games. It makes my kids want to be social and active where is we cant commute elsewhere because we only use one car due to economic hardships. Where are the kids that cant get on a bus or get in a car go if you close it? We cant... more »

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Keep Open the Greenwood Neighborhood Services Center

Please make sure to keep the Greenwood Neighborhood Services Center open. I am a family law attorney and have volunteered for the past ten years at the Greenwood Family Law Clinic located at this center. I have helped hundreds of people who would not have otherwise had access to the legal system. Without this help, many would go into court (or not have responded at all to legal actions), which would resulted in them... more »

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Please Save the Laurelhurst Community Center

Please Save the Laurelhurst Community Center!!! Dear Council Members, As a new parent in the Seattle area, we ask that you please do whatever you can retain current funding for the Laurelhurst Community Center, to enable it to support the neighborhood and surrounding community. We moved to the area from San Francisco, as parents committed to raising our daughter in an urban environment and found a home in the Laurelhurst... more »

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Move Community Centers into Private Charitable Orgs

Transition Community Centers to private 501(c)3 organizations - both operation and actual facility ownership. Can still be rented back for "city activities", but gets them off the City budget. Those that are wanted, will raise the $$ to survive....those that won't...will fade away and their users will drift to surviving centers.

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Pilot the senior program at Magnuson vs. Laurelhurst

I question the recommendation to focus Laurelhurst Community Center solely on programs for seniors. With capacity issues continuing at NE Seattle schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital residing and growing in our neighborhood, it would be hard to argue that Laurelhurst is not a place for children or that the needs of seniors take priority. We love our neighborhood seniors. On my block we have several “adopted” sets... more »

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Queen Anne Community Center

Please reconsider using the QA community center as a production studio. I think the Bizkids program is an outstanding one (our kids need creative educational opps around finances) and I appreciate the creative thinking about how to generate new income for the city budget. BUT - our community center is not the place for this show to be produced. AND, as important as it is for our kids to learn about finances - it is... more »

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Keep funding for Alki Community Center

Please do not reduce funds for programs at Alki Community Center (ACC). Many Alki parents rely on services at the community center and Alki Elementary has enjoyed a long relationship with ACC, sharing a gym, playground and playfield. Reducing funding and putting our community center at risk will harm the Alki community. Let us find other ways to keep the ACC up and running by having all community meetings. The ACC provides... more »

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Alki Community Center proposed closure

I suggest that closing the Alki Community Center is not the right approach to fixing budget problems. The community center is used by families to keep kids safe, bring community together, and supplement the Alki Elementary School programs (for example, the shared gym). Go to skating night on a Friday and see children getting active, parents skating with kids, and the whole community meeting up, to see what I mean.... more »

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