Seattle Parks Levy (Prop 1) could completely gut accountability, checks and balances on city government

John Carlson interviews an opponent of Seattle’s August 5th Parks District Levy which would transform the city’s parks department into a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD). Don Harper is a long-time Seattle Democrat who says the Prop 1 MPD proposal would give control to Seattle City Councilmember acting as the MPD’s Board, not as the City Council.  They would, in effect, be negotiating with themselves when coming up with the specific terms of funding parks.