Mayor Murray had the following statement in response to initial primary ballot returns on the vote for a Seattle Parks District:
“These results are incredibly encouraging. We know there are more ballots to be counted, but if current trends hold, it appears that Seattle voters have made an important decision for future generations of Seattleites.
I am very hopeful that tonight, with this vote, Seattle has approved a measure to provide our well-loved and well-used parks system with a sustainable source of funding. If so, this vote will not only allow us to address our existing maintenance backlog, but will also allow us to plan for and manage the growing needs of our nearly 500 parks, playfields and community centers as Seattle continues to grow as a city.”