Funding urban farms, arts, cultural and recreation areas (Parks and Green Spaces Levy), 2008
HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOU
Being outdoors reduces stress, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and enhances survival after a heart attack. In 2008, Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy to fund existing and new parks and green spaces. It costs $80.78 per year for the life of the levy (2009-2014) for an owner of a $450,000 home.
WHY ITS A LEADING PROGRAM
Seattle levies property taxes to buy, develop, and/or restore parks, recreation/cultural facilities, and green spaces.
To fund parks and green spaces.
WHO CAN TAKE ACTION
Homeowners must pay the levy.
As of 2015, Seattle added 8 acres of parks and improved 32 development projects (urban farms, museums, arboretums, trails, performing arts centers, play fields, pools, playgrounds, gardens).
Rick Nishi, Parks & Green Spaces Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-733-9319, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 19, 2015