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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

General comments, not specific to North East Community Center may be emailed to:

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