A Note from the Boulder Creek Rec and Park District

Below is a letter available at the Boulder Creek Rec and Park district. For more info and to view a full color drawing of the proposed Rec Center, please visit thier website by clicking HERE.

Misconceptions of the “Prop. 84 Proposed Project” – February 18, 2010

The BCRPD is very happy to be getting public input on our proposed project to create a new facility in the town core. We have held a series of public meetings to gather input and will continue to do so. Another meeting will be held on February 27 at 10:30 AM at the Rec Hall. In the meantime, I am hearing some common misconceptions about the proposal that I would like to clear up.

There is a misconception that if this proposal goes forward, all the houses currently on the property would be torn down. This is not the case. The draft plan would call for keeping four of the current houses. There is a misconception that all the trees on the proposed property would be cut down. This again is not true. The draft plan calls for keeping all the redwoods and the heritage oaks currently on the property.

Perhaps the most damaging rumor is that somehow the District was trying to, as one person said, “Pull the wool over our eyes.” This is not accurate. The District advertised the proposal and the project meetings by flyers, in the newspapers (all three general circulation papers in the area), and by word of mouth. Our organizational meetings were well attended by members of the public. We are very happy to be receiving input from our neighbors in the area. We will continue to welcome the input of the public we serve in order to arrive at a project that provides the people of the upper San Lorenzo Valley the recreational services they deserve.



4 responses

  1. Here the rec center goes again trying to confuse the public with their misconception letter.
    First…4 homes WILL in fact be torn down… leaving the existing residents smack dab in the rec centers cement parking lot.
    Next, flyers were not distributed.. Horvat said in the Press Banner article Feb.18,2010 the district DID NOT send out notices to residents about a series of rec center planning meetings. Horvat said in that article “We had ads n the paper, in the Sentinel and (Press Banner) Horvat also said in that Press -Banner article, “We did not flier the neighborhood.” Look for yourselves people. How many of you saw ads? As for not cutting down trees… if they have solar panels, as the planner said they were,they will have to cut down the trees.. there is not much sunshine in that neighborhood. You people, will be paying for this with an increase in your taxes….a $5 million grant will not cover this.. next they will most probably apply for a bond. Where do you think much of grant money and bond money comes from? You, the taxpayer. If this project goes thru, it will end up a failed one.. California is going broke. This project alone will most probably cost more than $12 million.. it is a horrendously immense project! if we allow this to happen in that neighborhood… another organization just might do the same to all the rest of you one day in your neighborhood. Make plan to destroy and build and not let the neighborhood directly involved know a thing about it.

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  2. The rec center seems to be trying to confuse the public with their misconception letter posted on their web site.

    First…4 homes WILL in fact be torn down… leaving the existing residents smack dab in the rec centers cement parking lot.

    Next, flyers were not distributed.. Horvat said in the Press Banner article Feb.18,2010 the district DID NOT send out notices to residents about a series of rec center planning meetings. Horvat said in that article “We had ads in the paper, in the Sentinel and (Press Banner) Horvat also said in that Press -Banner article, “We did not flier the neighborhood.” Look for yourselves people. How many of you saw ads? As for not cutting down trees… if they have solar panels, as the planner said they were,they WILL have to cut down the trees.. there is not much sunshine in that neighborhood. You people, will be paying for this with an increase of your taxes….a $5 million grant will not cover this.. next they will most probably apply for a bond. Where do you think much of grant money and bond money comes from? You, the taxpayer. If this project goes thru, it will end up a failed one.. California is going broke. This project alone will most probably cost more than $12 million.. it is a horrendously immense project! if we allow this to happen in that neighborhood… another organization just might do the same to all the rest of you one day in your neighborhood. Make a plan to destroy and build and not let the neighborhood directly involved know a thing about it. Please sign the petition:www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-the-plan-now. Or, simply google ..Stop The Plan Now and scroll down. Thank you.

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