Tuesday, May 20, 2014

City holds meetings on parks, streets funding plan

Posted By on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Tonight is the second of six public meetings the city is hosting to get citizen input on its parks and streets tax plan. The city is proposing a park bond and street levy, which would not increase the amount of taxes citizens are currently paying, but, by paying off and refinancing other debt, would fund new street repairs and improvements to Riverfront Park. Read more about the plan here or on the city's website here.

The first meeting was held Thursday and video of that is available below. Tonight's meeting will be at Jefferson Elementary (123 E. 37th Ave.) at 6:30 pm.

Similar meetings will be held:

Thursday, May 22, at West Central Community Center (1603 N. Belt), at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, May 27, at Lidgerwood Elementary (5510 N. Lidgerwood St.), at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 28, at Southside Senior Center (3151 E. 27th Ave.), at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, May 29, at Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook St.), at 5:30 pm.

You can also send feedback to streetsandparks@spokanecity.org.

Here's the video from the May 15 meeting:

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