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July 27, 2014 at 5:04 AM

Chat rewind: Readers discuss Prop. 1 to create Seattle Park District

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Want to talk about Proposition 1 to create a Seattle Park District? The proposition on the Aug. 5 ballot would create a Seattle Park District to fund the city’s park system.

Join us for a live chat on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with panelists who support and oppose the Proposition.

Panelists:

Don Harper, part of the Our Parks Forever campaign, opposes the passage of Proposition 1.

Brad Kahn, the board chair of the Seattle Parks Foundation, is a volunteer on the Seattle Parks For All campaign that supports the passage of Proposition 1.

Thanh Tan, multimedia editorial writer, who has covered Proposition 1 for the editorial board.

Others who will be on the chat:

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July 16, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Readers react to Seattle Park District measure

Corrected version A call-out last week for readers to tell us how they would fund Seattle’s expansive parks system so far has generated more than a dozen thoughtful responses. Highlights from some of those comments are featured below. The Seattle Times editorial board recently advocated¬†voting against Proposition 1, known as the Seattle Park District measure on…

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Comments | Topics: august primary, election, metropolitan park district

April 9, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Should a new Seattle waterfront include a Viaduct park?

The airbrushed sketches for a glittering new Seattle waterfront lack rain, authenticity (as Crosscut’s Knute Berger notes) and maybe (as the Times’ Danny Westneat joked) a few Disney princesses. They also lack any hint of the Alaskan Way Viaduct that has dominated the waterfront for 60 years. The RatCity Roller Girls, performing on the…

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Comments | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, parks, Seattle waterfront