December 2, 2009

Recreation and Parks Commission to Discuss Measure WW Funds Tonight

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, the Recreation and Parks Commission will review input from two community workshops held last month on how to allocate $3.7 million in funds from Measure WW. Measure WW was a $500 million East Bay Regional Park District bond measure passed in November 2008.

The workshops, held on November 7 and November 10, 2009, gave the public an opportunity to provide input into the allocation of Measure WW funds from a list of more than 40 projects. These projects ranged from reconstruction of tennis courts and replacement of bleachers to a competition pool at Washington Manor.

In May 2009, an ad-hoc committee of the City Council, led by Vice-Mayor Joyce Starosciak, recommended that $2.4 million be used to help build a competitive lap pool at the Washington Manor Aquatic Family Center, $988,000 for rebuilding the group picnic areas at the San Leandro Marina, and $250,000 for improving other San Leandro park areas. The Recreation and Parks Commission was tasked with seeking community input when it became clear that the City Council did not support the ad-hoc committee's recommendations.

The meeting will be held at 7pm in the South Offices conference room, located south of City Hall and located behind the California Conservatory Theatre at 999 E. 14th Street.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 2, 2009 12:37 AM | TrackBack

Thanks to San Leandro's next mayor Stephen Cassidy for bringing to light yet another example where city decisions regarding taxpayor dollars *were* being made behind closed doors--thus forcing the city to open this to public input.

Posted by: Frank at December 2, 2009 7:58 AM
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