Keep the Greenlake Community Center toddler room open, so ALL families can have a safe and affordable place to play.
Consider how your proposed community center closings threaten your OWN stated goals of keeping Seattle livable for the workforce and the middle class. Your targets ARE community centers in middle class neighborhoods. Green Lake, Queen Anne, Laurelhurst, neighborhoods with many young families trying to remain in the city, pay taxes and derive support for their children, for their mental and physical health- these community ...more »
We should cut from Campus Grounds Budget Control Level in the Seattle Center budget, with an 11 million dollar plus budget cut all overtime and reduce some maintenance.
Please do not cut staff from the community centers that provide vital services to our city. What other department interfaces more with the public to connect city government to everyday citizens' voices and needs? Even if it is more furlough days, even if it is pay freezes, even if it is cutting other benefits, keep the staff and resources of these centers available. A city that wants to pride itself on civic engagement ...more »
Please keep the commuity center. It is a safe place for so many Alki Children. Many families would be lot without it.
Maybe classes could cost a bit more to help keep the staff on.
Queen Anne may be a wealthier neighborhood in Seattle, but it is also a place where lower middle-class people like me (renter) chose to raise our families. Community Center are a vital part of a healthy neighborhood, where kids have a place to stay in shape, and stay safe until parents come home. PLEASE DON'T CLOSE QACC!
I suggest you make some Community Center's available to year-round farmer's markets.
Raise parkings rates in dense neighborhoods.
I suggest you keep alki community center fully open, it needs more hours not less, and especially on rainy winter weekends and evenings, for teens and seniors
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 »
The reduction in hours for the tot playroom will have a huge impact. I went yesterday morning (the first weekday since the rainy weather began), and it was PACKED with toddlers. I suggest you add some Saturday hours as there are very few low cost options to keep active toddlers busy indoors on rainy weekends.
This service has been such a great program for families in the winter and rain, we would be willing to pay more to keep it going!
I suggest you DO NOT shut down or cut funding for Alki Community Center. It's huge support and resource in our community and would be a terrible detriment to our mixed socioeconomic neighborhood and adjacent school!