Dear Supporters of Public Pools,
Now is the time! We need your personal email or phone call to the
City Council to build Council support for funding a Comprehensive
Aquatics Plan for Seattle. Thank you….you will make a difference.
The Council gathers budget input during the month of October 2008
and makes its final budget vote in November. The Council needs your
Please email each Councilmember individually to show your support.
Sending each email separately has a greater impact than sending a
single email to all Councilmembers at once. Tips:
Tell them you support funding a Comprehensive Aquatics Plan — a
forward-looking vision for modernizing and enhancing Seattle’s
system of public pools.
Tell them what enhancing our pool system means to you personally.
Thank Councilmember Rasmussen for his leadership on this issue.
Seattle City Council: P.O. Box 34025, Seattle, WA 98124-4025
If funded, the Comprehensive Aquatics Plan will answer important
questions, such as: How will the City fund long-term maintenance of
new facilities? How can we modernize our existing facilities? Does
our current programming meeting the needs of citizens? What new
programs and facilities are required? Where can they be located?
What are our top priorities?
Such a plan provides the necessary research and community process to
allow individual groups to later spearhead and raise funds for
individual projects, such as a pool renovation to include a warm-
water therapy pool or a new outdoor pool east of I-5. We need to
begin planning now in order to be ready for consideration in the
next levy – pools were not addressed in this levy because they
lacked sufficient planning. So let’s fund a plan!
Additional tips for contacting Councilmembers can be found here. A
Word version of this alert that you can hand out to friends is
Thank you for your support!
The Project Seattle Pools Team