2 Responses to “Parks Commissioners to Discuss Expiration Dates for Donated Benches at Tuesday Meeting”
June 4th, 2012
Well THAT's pretty despicable. Make a deal to sponsor a bench and then extort money after the deal. What's happening to Mewport Beach under the leadership of Nancy Gardner? DESPICABLE! It's like exhuming a body from a grave and moving it to anothe location to sell the plot to another higher paying prospect. Go ahead and change the terms on NEW benches donated. But have the honor to carry on with your deals to those that have already purchased benches. Shame on the great city of NB!
June 5th, 2012
Mayor Gardner is not involved with the bench issue. The bench issue is championed by Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commissioner Roy Englebrecht. Englebrecht is an outspoken critic of removing the fire rings at the beaches. I think Englebrecht’s is concerned with quality and aesthetics. He wants the benches upgraded, but the city needs to address the perpetuity issue before making the upgrades. I am not a big fan of pasting people’s names all over city property and I would prefer to see the city get out of the eulogy business. The city can afford to buy its own benches and does not need donations.