December 6, 2009

Recreation and Parks Commission to Recommend Community Selections for Measure WW Projects

At its meeting on December 2, 2009, the San Leandro Recreation and Parks Commission accepted the selections of the community for how Measure WW funds should be spent. The selections from the community were the result of community meetings held on November 7 and 10, 2009.

The selections are:

  • Toyon Park Play Equipment
  • Marina Park - Group Picnic Areas
  • Par Course Improvements
  • Marina Park Irrigation Improvements
  • Marina Dog Park (cheaper option)
  • San Leandro Ball Park Locker/Restroom Refurbishment
  • Stenzel Park Drainage Project
  • Bleachers at the Pacific Sports Complex
  • Resurface Skate Park with concrete
  • Resurface park pathways

These projects will be recommended to the San Leandro City Council meeting at a meeting in January 2010. The selections from the community meetings were based on safety, reducing maintenance costs, providing play equipment where there wasn't any, and projects that have widespread impact or are used by many people.

In May 2009, the Measure WW Ad-Hoc Committee, led by Vice Mayor Joyce Starosciak, recommended that $2.4 million be used to build a competitive lap pool at the Washington Manor Aquatic Family Center, $1 million for group picnic area renovations at the San Leandro Marina, and $250,000 for improving other San Leandro park areas.

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."

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 6, 2009 7:30 PM | TrackBack

Whew... Another narrowly dodged misguided effort by our elected representatives.

Posted by: Tim Holmes at December 7, 2009 10:00 AM
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