Mayor’s proposed budget to help Ballard centers

Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that his upcoming 2012 proposed budget will allocate funds toward the maintenance and improvement of city-owned facilities, including a few in Ballard.

“Even in a time of constrained revenue, we are making an extra effort to invest in existing community infrastructure and assets, such as senior and community centers, parks facilities, and our streets. These investments will pay dividends to Seattle residents now and well into the future,” said Mayor Mike McGinn.

As part of his proposed budget, McGinn earmarks $1.9 million for new roofs at six city-owned facilities, including the NW Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave NW) in Ballard.

There is also $9.8 million set aside for parks asset preservation projects which include replacing the roof at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) and replacing the boiler and electrical system at Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St.)

McGinn will officially present his proposed budget next Monday. On October 3rd and 4th, councilmembers hearing from select city departments about the major changes reflected in that budget. The first public hearing is on October 4th, the second on October 26th. Sign in time for both hearings is 5 p.m., hearings start at 5:30.

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