Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Harper Lights, Online Fees, Bike Racks In Parks

FOURTH MEETING THIS YEAR
This evening, in their July meeting, the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss several interesting issues.  The meeting begins at 6:00 in City Council Chambers at City Hall.  You can read the complete agenda HERE.
 

HARPER SCHOOL FIELD LIGHTING
Perhaps the most contentious issue they will address tonight is that of placing portable lights on the soccer fields at Harper School.  The staff report his HERE.  It's my understanding that many neighbors close to Harper School will be on hand to let the commission hear their views.


ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES
Another controversial issue is the fees currently charged for online registration for recreation programs using the Active Net program.  Read that staff report, including attachments, HERE.  There are many who feel the charges are out of line, particularly when used for one-time events with low participation fees.


BIKE RACKS IN CITY PARKS
Also on the agenda is the issue of bicycle racks in city parks.  That agenda is HERE.  When the city council recently made it illegal to lock bikes to rails, posts and other structures somebody forgot about our parks.  How does that happen?  Anyhow, according to the staff report, there are only 38 bicycle parking places in our 29 parks!  The issue tonight will be to consider several alternative bike racks for placement within our city parks.


RECREATION DIVISION REPORT
Perhaps the most interesting item on the agenda is the final one, the Recreation Division Report, HERE.  The numbers in that report are VERY interesting and gives you a real feel for how much are parks and other recreation facilities are actually used by the residents of this city.  This will be new Recreation Manager Bob Knapp's first chance to present this report.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Booktup said...

If you are going to make it illegal to lock your bike up to posts and what not you need to make sure you have enough bike racks to make that a reasonable law

7/25/2012 05:40:00 PM  

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