The following is the response I received last night in reaction to all of your letters and calls. Great Job everyone! We need to make sure we follow thorough and attend the meeting(read letter) and get our petitions signed!
Thank you for your phone calls and email messages this morning. Council Member Saxton is aware of your concern and appreciates the interest your group has in the funding of Pioneer Park redevelopment. Council Staff, Jennifer Bruno, has verified that the City Council has not determined that the dog park will not be funded. The funds currently available for the redevelopment fall short of covering the costs of all the items presented in the original redevelopment plans. Therefore, the City Council will access all items and decide which to involve, based on funding available. It should be noted that the dog park component has been very highly regarded as a key priority in past discussions.
The Council will discuss the funding options, the list of presented options, and possible additional funds on August 21 at the District One Outreach Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Day-Riverside Library (1525 West 1000 North) beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Thank you again for your comments. Please contact the City Council office at 535-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions or concerns.Cindy Lou Rockwood
District Four and Seven Constituent Liaison