Mayor Mike McGinn is out with his proposed 2011-2012 budget today. Although several community centers are facing reduced operations, the Magnolia Community Center will continue to receive full funding and operate normally.
However, the Environmental Learning Center at Discovery Park is facing funding cuts. Parks will continue to provide school-based programs that offer field trip programming for school-aged children to learn about nature and the environment. ARC will still run the Nature Day Camps and the Nature Preschool (day care) at the Discovery Park ELC.
To see more on the mayor’s proposed budget, click here.
The City Council will now dive into the proposed budget. One of three public hearings will be held this Wednesday (9/29) at 5:30pm at the Northgate Community Center gym at 10510 5th Ave NE. The Council has also set up a web page where you can submit ideas to balance the budget and vote on other suggestions. You can find that page here.