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February 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Jesús Aguirre is Seattle mayor’s nominee for new Parks Department superintendent

Jesús Aguirre is Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to become superintendent of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the mayor announced Wednesday. Aguirre was director of Washington, D.C.’s Department of Parks and Recreation for nearly four years, until October 2013, when he was named D.C.’s state superintendent of education. Before overseeing D.C.’s parks, Aguirre was…


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August 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City seeks new Parks Department head

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle’s acting Parks Department superintendent is stepping down for health reasons and to make way for a new leader who will be hired after the city conducts a national search, Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday. Murray said the search will be completed by January. Christopher Williams, 50, who has served as acting…


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August 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City Council OKs Cheasty bike-trail grant with conditions

The Seattle City Council Monday approved a $100,000 grant to go forward with construction of a mountain bike trail in the Cheasty Greenspace on the east slope of Beacon Hill, but put several conditions on the money. Council members specified that they and not the Parks Department would give final approval for the project. The council also…


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