Meeting Time: January 19, 2016 at 6:00pm PST
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Agenda Item

11. RES 16-0005 Skate Park Update and Adoption of Resolution No. 16-0005 Formally Authorizing the Submittal of An Application for a Los Angeles County Grant for up to $300,000, and Selection of Marine Avenue Park Location (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 16-0005

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    Gary Osterhout about 8 years ago

    As a member of the Park and Rec committee in 2001 that approved this location, I am in favor of the proposition. I hope the Teen Center is eventually moved to Marine Park, as well.

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    Fred Manna about 8 years ago

    After 15 years the city now has the best opportunity to provide a skate board spot that meets all of the community concerns regarding cost, location and liability. By adopting resolution #16-0005 and giving skaters a safe place to practice and enjoy their sport we can demonstrate to our young people that city government does listen to their needs regarding a recreational activity that is banned in most parts of the city. Parks Make Life Better, including skate parks.

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    Tom Allard, Volunteer with Older Adult Program/Parks & Rec. Commissioner about 8 years ago

    As a 44 year Resident, not commissioner, our children have wanted and asked for a Skateboard Park for as long as I have lived here. The reason every City Council has used to not build one has been lack of finances. I support our children's wishes and strongly encourage this Council to accept the Staff report and use the available Grant Monies and finally build a Skateboard Park at the recommended Marine Park site.
    Tom Allard
    Walnut Ave. Resident