Parks bond talks move forward

April 9, 2013

After a hourlong presentation delivered from the Parks & Recreations Department on a proposed park bond, the City Council decided to move forward with the discussion instead of acting immediately.

It was introduced by Councilwoman Eileen Barber, chairwoman of the council Services & Safety Committee, who detailed the goals the city accomplished with previous park bonds. In the 2006 passage that gave the department $3.5 million of tax funds, the Parks & Recreation administration was able to leverage it into $6.25 million through grant funding.

“We do well with our park bonds,” Barber said.

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