Mayor Mike McGinn unveiled his proposed 2011-2012 budget today, and it will have some big impacts on Queen Anne. The community center will remain open, but will have reduced operations. The gym will be closed in 2011 to make room for BizKid$, a national public television series for children that focuses on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and life skills. BizKid$ will use the Queen Anne Community Center gym as a production studio until at least the end of 2011 and provide the city with additional revenue. While the gym will be closed, there will still be programming in the upper portion of the community center including childcare, preschool, and senior adult activities. Parks will maintain some staffing for teen program development and continue its partnership with the Community Learning Center at McClure Middle School.
Meanwhile, the East Queen Anne wading pool will only be open three days a week next summer.
To see more on the mayor’s proposed budget, click here.
The City Council will now dive into the proposed budget. One of three public hearings will be held this Wednesday (9/29) at 5:30pm at the Northgate Community Center gym at 10510 5th Ave NE. The Council has also set up a web page where you can submit ideas to balance the budget and vote on other suggestions. You can find that page here.