RE: [LoganSquare] Re: "the park is laid out in a way that will cause you to collide with others."
- Having been a pretty close observer on the Park District-community Relations
scene for for almost 30 years, I'd like to say something. the plan and
design of the skate park could not have been hi-jacked for political means.
The system does not work that way. The Park District decided to conduct
open community meetings to test some new concepts and solicit comment in
2007-2008. That did not involve the alderman directly, nor was it his
initiative. The skate park idea had been a fledgling community concept
since long before then. The Park District included it in the list of ideas
it offered in those community hearings, and then it had legs or wings of its
own. the Park District Capital Construction Division has its own rules,
procedures, and vendors. I belive that Mark Heller tried to hang onto the
concept as it got msticated in this mill,and whether his efforts were
helpful or not, I don't know. What I do know from years at Kosciuszko and
Unity Parks is that once the Park District starts to work on an idea, trying
to have more comunity input is like being bheind a motorcylce on a rope. In
my case, when I did get to halt Vilma's disastrous plan for Unity Park,
someone accused me of going around the community. There's winning as a
community advocate. Jane heron
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Behalf Of loganskateschool
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:04 PM
Subject: [LoganSquare] Re: "the park is laid out in a way that will cause
you to collide with others."
It is our current understanding that the planning of this park was
hijacked for political means...
- here is the entirety of my contribution to the article
Skateboarder Tim Pool, 23, of Lakeview was recruited by Ligas to
monitor the park. True skateboarders are against the tagging because
it can lead to authorities closing parks downeither temporarily for
cleanup or permanently, he said. The quality matters, too, he said.
"Really good tags have shading and color. This is a guy with markers
making a sloppy mess all over a ramp," Pool said, suggesting a wall
for graffiti should be erected in the park.
stopping graffiti and keeping the park open.
Thank you for showing my agenda, I want to make sure everyone is aware I intend to make sure this park is open and better for all the kids to use, as long as they are supervised and safe.
--- In LoganSquare@yahoogroups.com, "Jen" <jmlong.rm@...> wrote:
> Jane... I reposted the article so Tim's agenda for participating on the board would be transparent.