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Northeast Youth Center faces potential cuts

Northeast Youth Center's executive director Kate Zehner Green sent an email this morning, announcing three upcoming public meetings seeking support for NEYC and other programs that may lose funding in 2013.

The Parks and Recreation Department is facing a 4 percent budget cut in 2013, and that proposed reductions may be made in senior and youth center funding, outdoor program funding and many other outdoor and arts programs, including Corbin Art Center and sports facilities.

“As the department prepares to move forward with crafting a 2013 budget that addresses estimated shortfalls while best maintaining services provided to the citizens of Spokane, the Park Board needs input from the public,” Green writes.

Three meetings have been scheduled:

June 21 from 6-8pm at  West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt in the Newton Room;

June 26 from 6-8pm at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th in the Spokane Parks Foundation/Ball Room;

June 28 from 6-8pm at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook in the Hillyard Senior Center.

Kate Zehner Green may be contaced at (509) 482-0708 or at

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Welcome to the Hillyard neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last six years I've worked for The Spokesman-Review.

In April, I started a neighborhood blog on South Perry Street (where I live). When it came time to expand the blog activity, Hillyard was an easy pick: There is so much going on in this neighborhood in terms of new businesses and street improvements, festivals and new construction - and there is a strong sense of neighborhood history and pride. I'm looking forward to highlighting all of that on this blog.

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