Comments to the Culture, Arts, & Parks Committee
Wednesday, July 11, 2001

By
Bonnie Miller
6057 Ann Arbor Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

THE BAD THINGS HAPPENING AT SAND POINT/MAGNUSON PARK ...

It is exciting to be a part of the creation of a great urban park in northeast Seattle. There is so much happening, so much has happened, and so much more is to happen. This is a complicated process and because it is a complicated process it is even more important that there is in place an oversight committee or council with neighborhood and professional, scientific members. This group, called for in the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee, needs to be put in place so that there is an accountability for implementation of park changes and so that community members and users will have a forum in which to get answers to questions. With the addition of members with particular professional and scientific expertise, the Sand Point Community Liaison Committee, a group of neighbors either elected or appointed by their respective community councils, could well serve as an advisory council to the Parks Department at Sand Point/Magnuson Park. This advisory council or board should be created with representation of 1/3 neighbors, 1/3 park staff, and 1/3 scientists or professionals whose selection is agreed by both the first two representations.

If this advisory council had been in place, perhaps ...

AND THE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AT SAND POINT/MAGNUSON PARK ...

From a cedar forest, to sawmills, to airport runways, to ...


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