Seattle voters have a chance to cast a vote next month for the Aquarium and city parks. The Aquarium is supporting “Seattle Parks for All” and I hope you will too.
We’ve joined dozens of other citizens’ organizations to enthusiastically support Proposition 1. The “Seattle Parks for All” measure will help ensure that our city’s parks—including the Seattle Aquarium—are well maintained and accessible for generations to come.
Proposition 1 will replace the expiring parks levy with a lasting park district solution designed to address a $267 million maintenance backlog at many of Seattle’s most popular City-owned destinations, including the Aquarium. It will cost the owner of a typical $400,000 home only about $4 a month more than what they are currently paying. After more than a year of careful study, the measure was proposed by a special Seattle Parks citizens committee, endorsed by Mayor Murray—as well as all five preceding mayors—and has the unanimous support of the City Council as well.
For more information on the measure, visit seattleparksforall.com.
Ballots are due by August 5. Thanks in advance for supporting the Seattle Aquarium!
Robert W. Davidson