The claims made back in the summer that no decisions had been made were lies. We’ve uncovered evidence that the Parks Dept. had decided at least as far back as May and probably earlier exactly what they wanted to do. I guess they were hoping the public comments would rubber stamp their decision. However, when locals expressed their strong preference for passive, low-impact uses like jogging, walking, bicycling, and nature; and their active distaste for any more soccer and baseball, the Parks Dept. ignored them.
The Bulldozers are Coming to Ridgewood Reservoir
Why would they take the time to organize two community meetings to get input from the very people that this project will most impact, and then completely ignore them?
The Community "Listening Sessions" were deaf
Why ask why? We know this administration doesn't give a rat's patootie about the wants and needs of the taxpayers they are supposed to represent. It's all about what they want. They don't want to hear other people's ideas about anything. Think they own the city. It's a phenomenon called "billionaire's mentality".
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