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McGinn, Bagshaw Outline Community Center Cuts

By Erica C. Barnett September 12, 2011

Earlier this afternoon, City Council member Sally Bagshaw and Mayor Mike McGinn outlined a proposal to cut more than $1 million, and more than 13 jobs, from Seattle's community centers. Additional savings would come from reducing 75 employees' hours, and by reducing the number of hours some community centers are open.

Overall, the number of hours community centers are open per week will be reduced from 1,214 in 2011 (and 1,310 in 2010) to 1,095 in 2012.

The city's 26 community centers cost about $14.9 million to run, and bring in just $1.3 million in revenues. The city faces a projected revenue shortfall next year of $25 million.
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