Mayor Murray announces proposed 2015-2016 budget

Earlier today Mayor Ed Murray presented his proposed 2015-16 budget to the City Council with an aim to bring more transparency, more innovation, better organization and better performance to City government in Seattle. Murray’s proposed budget contained several major reform proposals, starting with key reforms to the City’s budgeting process itself. “We will move toward a performance-based budgeting system and begin […]

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Mid-year budget cuts coming Monday

We’ll soon know the fate of the Ballard and Loyal Heights Community centers.  The mayor’s mid-year budget cuts will be announced on Monday (6/14), including any cuts to the city’s Parks and Recreation department. Ballard residents turned out in force back in May to fight to keep the centers open.  The cuts being announced for […]

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Pool & community centers closed on Friday

Seattle Parks and Recreation is taking another furlough day this Friday, March 12 to help fill the budget gap. That means the Ballard Community Center, the Loyal Heights Community Center and the Ballard Pool will be closed. (Child care and late-night programs will still operate at the community centers.) On Monday, March 15, Park Department […]

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