Voting Matters at the November 3, 2014 HPNA Meeting

The following drafts of two items will be discussed and voted on at the general meeting on Nov. 3:

A Letter of Thanks

To Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Council Members Laura Morrison, Kathie Tovo, Mike Martinez, Chris Riley, and Bill Spelman; PARD Director Sara Hensley, Assistant Director Kimberly McNeeley, Aquatics Manager Cheryl Bolin, and PARD Staff:

On behalf of the local community, the members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association would like to express our gratitude to this City Council for the approval of a Parks and Recreation Department budget that sets aside $6.2 million to renovate or replace both Shipe and Govalle pools.

Neighborhood parks and pools provide an essential public service and are assets to our communities. In addition to the reprieve they provide during hot summer months, local pools are a safe social setting for children during summer recess, an opportunity for young adults to learn life-saving techniques as lifeguards, and a gathering place for neighbors.

Thank you for your dedication to our parks system and to Shipe Pool. We’re excited to see the results of your commitment to restore our neighborhood pool.

Enthusiastically,

HPNA officers


A Resolution on City Council ADU Resolutions

City Council resolutions concerning Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) should not override the neighborhood planning process or neighborhood plans. Therefore the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association does not support a city-wide or blanket policy change pertaining to the construction of ADUs, such as the Martinez-Riley resolution passed by the City Council on June 12, 2014. We see our neighborhood plan, which grew out of a process of civic participation, as central to maintaining the character and the quality of life of our neighborhood.