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Hm, Nick Licata alluded to this at last night's CapHill Arts Forum, not so much as a criticism of the expenditures on PPM & SC (both of which admittedly need some capital improvements), but rather, or so I thought, as suggestive of what the City could contribute to the capital needs of small arts orgs with even a fraction of that amount.

Posted by COMTE | January 17, 2008 12:14 PM

I don't quite understand what "open space" means. Or perhaps I understand something about that term that makes me wonder why any kind of public entity would want to attach themselves to it. It reminds me of open space requirements for big development that result in something not open (to the public, that is) or nowhere anyone would actually want to spend time.

"Parks" I get. Even "public land" sounds nice (= we all own it).

Posted by JW | January 17, 2008 12:42 PM

So, why is Seattle still paying for Seattle Parks and for King County Parks?

Time to stop subsidizing the suburbs.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 1:40 PM

Seattle Center is in desperate need of attention. That place is turning into a series of crumbling buildings surrounded by parking garages.

It needs help.

Posted by Cale | January 17, 2008 1:43 PM

I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about, Will... The Pro Parks Levy isn't subsidizing the 'burbs at all.

Posted by Mickymse | January 17, 2008 1:56 PM

No, I mean we pay for a Seattle parks levy and we also pay for a King County parks levy.

Look, I pay my property taxes directly, so I know that I pay twice - even though everyone outside Seattle only pays the King County parks levy.

Total ripoff that the suburbs get such a sweetheart deal.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 5:12 PM

It was an interesting discussion. SGCI's series has been good so far, and I'm looking forward to what McGinn can deliver next.

Posted by Gidge | January 17, 2008 11:43 PM

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