As reported in Patch on Tuesday, November 20th, the Bonney Lake Park Board during their meeting on Monday, November 19th, voted to forward three recommendations to the City Council for their consideration. Briefly, the recommendations were:
- Recommended that the Council move forward to put a Metropolitan Park District on the ballot for April 13th, 2013.
- Recommended that the City Council make up the Metropolitan Park District Board.
- Recommended that the City establish a dedicated Parks Department.
I know that many of you out there are like me and have been waiting for the City to start building trails to make it easier for us to get around the City, or you may be looking forward to having a Community Center/YMCA in Bonney Lake, or if you’re involved in youth sports, you may be looking for the City to develop a Sports Complex. Now is our opportunity, but it’s up to each of us to make our desires known. Talk to the Council and let them know you’re in favor of moving forward on a Metropolitan Park District now. Let them know you don’t want to wait another decade before we provide an adequate number of parks, trails, fields, and some kind of community center for the more than 17,000 residents of our city.
The Mayor and Council needs to hear from us. You can email all of the Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can attend the next meeting slated for Tuesday, 11/27/2012, at the Justice Center, 9002 Main Street in Bonney Lake and tell them in person.
This will only succeed if we all work together. I’m in, are you?