The San Leandro Recreation and Parks Commission is holding two public meetings to seek community input on how best to spend $3.7 million in Measure WW funds. Measure WW was a $500 million East Bay Regional Park District bond measure passed in November 2008. The $3.7 million allocated for San Leandro is to assist "with financing the acquisition and improvement of local park and recreation facilities."
The Measure WW ad-hoc committee consisting of Councilmembers Joyce Starosciak, Diana Souza, and Michael Gregory, met privately three times in 2009 and did not seek public input. On May 18, 2009, the committee recommended that $2.4 million be used to help build a competitive lap pool at the Washington Manor Aquatic Family Center, nearly $1 million for renovations at the San Leandro Marina, and $250,000 for improving other San Leandro park areas. After it became clear that the committee's recommendations lacked support, the Recreation and Parks Commission was tasked with seeking community input.
The workshops will be held as follows:
For more information, Carolyn Knudtson at the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department at 510-577-3466.