“NO FEES for the skatepark” in Imperial Beach
Management of I.B.’s sports park divvied, costs vague
By Vincent Farnsworth, April 22, 2014
In a compromise deal after months of heated public debate, the Imperial Beach City Council on April 16 unanimously approved resolutions that turned over management of the sports park to two private organizations. The final vote was greeted with cheers, though some expressed reservations about the vagueness of the agreement.
The decision gives management of half of the park to the Boys & Girls Club and the other half to the Little League and Imperial Beach Girl’s Softball, referred to collectively by the council as “the Leagues.” The Leagues will manage the ball fields and other athletic fields, while the Boys & Girls Club will run the recreation center, the children’s playground, and the skate park.
Councilmember Edward Spriggs, while praising the result, expressed concern about the lack of information on the decision’s fiscal impact. “We seem to have succeeded in getting the city and the community on the same page…. I’d like to thank everybody who participated and for having faith that if they were involved in something, good could come out of it.”
Spriggs’s concern involved the fiscal impact of the agreement, which he said was “a little vague.”Go to the source article at the San Diego Reader…