Burgess Gym: remodel, expand, replace?
Original post made on Jan 31, 2008
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on Jan 31, 2008 at 11:40 am
I'm appalled that this constitutes public input for such a major expenditure of our taxes. Only gym users and nearby residents? Why not every resident? After all, the money and land that would be used for this gym will not then be available for other things.
I support a new gym but I support proper planning of the entire Burgess campus, not this piecemeal process that caters only to current users and next door neighbors.
Our city is shamefully inept at involving the public at the right time and in the right way.
on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:10 pm
That struck me as odd as well. I can't remember ever seeing an invitation for public input phrased like that before, limiting the invitees to a small portion of the public. I'd like to hear the city's explanation of such a peculiar strategy. And while we're on the subject, just how much notice has the public been given about this? The Almanac appears on Tuesday, and the meetings are Thursday? Seems like awfully short notice to me.
on Feb 1, 2008 at 7:50 pm
Goo point about public input except that the cost of construction of the new gym will not come from the general fund but from the rec bond. The most logical place to get public comment would be from the people that use the facility and those neighbors that would be directly impacted by the building. I also doubt that Council would exclude those that don't use the gym or live near it. Geez - find something else to complain about.