More Funding For Parks Needed In 2015-2016 City Budget

The Austin City Council begins deliberations this week to adopt the 2015-2016 municipal budget, including funding for the city’s parks and recreational facilities in the upcoming fiscal year. The advocacy group Great Austin Parks has identified the need for additional monies in the proposed budget for trails, swimming pools, forestry, basic maintenance, and recreation center programs for disadvantaged youth.

The Pease Park Conservancy urges everyone to contact Mayor Adler and their City Council Member to request a greater level of funding in these areas in the budget currently under consideration. Today, the City of Austin spends only $65 per resident each year to operate its parks.

Visit https://www.austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members to send your email requesting the allocation of more monies for Austin’s parks and recreation areas today!

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