Monday, June 27, 2005

Hearing #1

Congrats everyone who spoke at the meeting. Even the opposition did well when they weren't spouting lies or twisting facts. Ok so that was most of the time, but what are you gonna do. Even after Joel and I made it clear that insurance is not an issue, it was brought up. Some people said some really strange things. One person said that they did not support any parks or park activities that did not bring in money for the village. Well there goes alot of our parks. Residents whom had spoken to me personally said that I told them that around 40-60 kids would use the park. I did say that. I said that at least 40-60 kids would use the park avidly (at least twice a week). And I am seeing that the number is more than that. There are likely 200-300 maybe more kids who skate, and will use the park a few times in its first year, but once there is a park, more kids will skate, and more kids will skate avidly. So almost immediately that number increases dramaticlly in size. I call on the park board to conduct a census of the village. To determine how many people in wilmette skateboard, and how many skate avidly. Because even my numbers of participants are just estimates and guesses. If you weren't at the meeting, try to come to other meetings, because we need your help. If you were at the meeting, continue to come, because we need you as well. Also, write letters to the Wilmette Life.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

W.A.I.T. A Minute

WAIT (Wilmette's Angry Ill-Informed Taxpayers) is the new anti-inclusive recreation organization that we need to fight! They have been passing out flyers around Wilmette. These flyers are full of lies. For example "it was announced that the board is planning to put a skateboard park in Wilmette" Now that would be nice, but they havent done that yet. I think the board has made it very clear that this is a consideration not something that they will do for sure. If they were guarranteed to do it, we wouldnt still be fighting. These guys are ill-informed. We need to meet them head on. Monday, June 27th, at 7:00pm at the village hall! the first of two public hearings on the skatepark. Also, write letters to the wilmette life. we have done it, and so have they, but we cannot let their letters drown out ours.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Meeting On Monday

This Monday, June 13, there will be a park board meeting at the village hall. It will start at 7:30pm.