Should We Close Sac’s Parks? Open Up K St. to Cars?
Should we close Sacramento’s parks or slash services to them? How about opening up K Street to cars?
Those are the two latest questions I’m asking for your input in my online forums, being run in cooperation with Peak Democracy.
These forums are designed to foster civil discussion about issues facing me and the Council. But instead of attending a city council meeting, you can share your perspectives from your home or office without heading down to City Hall. And unlike newspaper (and this site’s) comment sections, I’ll read every comment and keep you updated on the issue as it progresses.
This week I’m asking two questions, one on parks and another on K Street. I’d welcome your views.
Question one: Sacramento is facing a record budget deficit. As part of the city manager’s plan, the city’s parks will be severely effected. Under the plan, weekly mowing will be cut back to once every two to three weeks; park trash cans will be emptied once or twice a week instead of daily; and all park restrooms will be closed except for special events. Rescue Sacramento Parks is a grassroots organization that has formed to fight these cuts. Should the I vote to support the City Manager’s position on park cutbacks? If not, what other services do you suggest reducing that will result in similar budget savings? Share your views at: www.peakdemocracy.com/339
Question two: K Street Mall has been a pedestrian walkway and light rail route for many years. There are now calls to re-open it to traffic. What do you think? Should cars be allowed on the street in an effort to revitalize the area? Share your views at: http://www.capradio.org/news/specials/?opentownhall
Thank you for participating!