JOIN US and the League of Women Voters
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 1
The Seattle City Council is proposing a new funding device for our Park and Recreation Department. Why should this concern you?
Because our parks have always been funded as part of the General Fund – our City’s “Family Budget” and Levies. This budget gives citizens the power to ensure neighborhood parks remain a priority for Seattle.
Now, the City Council wants to move the care and feeding of our parks to a new Metropolitan Park District, or MPD. This new agency can:
Without a public vote add new taxes to property tax bills, raising the cost of living for all Seattle citizens…home owners and renters alike.
Without a public vote Fund multi-million dollar projects like a Water Front “Park”, the privately administered Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, new sports facilities, etc.
…and, once it is created, the MPD will hold these exclusive powers forever!
Please join us [Join Us] – long time Seattle residents and parks’ advocates – to defeat the MPD on the August 5 ballot. We urge you to vote NO on this proposal.
Don’t be fooled.
The opposition is counting on your reliable ‘pro-park’ vote pull off this coup! It is time to actually stand up for the Status Quo: Keeping our Parks in the City’s general fund budget ensures the Department is accountable to all of us.
Take a few minutes to check out our arguments [FAQ]. Keeping our Parks in the City’s general fund budget and approving levies ensures the Department is accountable to all of us.
Paid for by: Our Parks Forever / 300 Queen Anne Avenue North #380 Seattle WA 98109
Top donors: Don Harper, Robert Charlson, Faye Garneau, Alyne Fortgang, Ruth Wilson