FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/25/2014
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Godden Statement in Response to Resolution of Magnuson Park Tree-Cutting Case
Seattle – Councilmember Jean Godden issued a statement in response to the resolution of the Magnuson Park tree-cutting case. Earlier this year Kurt Zwar was charged in Seattle Municipal Court with one count of Removal/Destruction of Parks Property pursuant to Seattle Municipal Code18.12.070(B):
"We treasure our volunteers and all the work they do. However, we want to ensure visitors feel safe and that our Parklands are protected for future generations. I would like to thank our City Attorney’s Office for its work on this case and Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams for his attention to this issue. I am grateful to the Seattle Police, as well as the staff of Seattle Parks and Recreation for reporting on this crime and taking swift action."