SAVE THE CIVIC CENTER FIELD!
The Board of NOMA has sent a letter to the City Council endorsing a reaffirmation by the Council of the City's commitment to providing a sports field at the future Civic Auditorium Park, as the plan for rehabilitation of the Civic Auditorium begins to be considered at the Council meeting Tuesday night, February 9. Below is an announcement provided by community supporters of the sports field of action that can be taken by individual residents who also wish to express their support of the City's commitment.
SAVE THE CIVIC CENTER FIELD!
Dear NOMA MEMBERS -- We NEED YOUR SUPPORT – Santa Monica High School and our entire parks & recreation community urgently need more field space!
In 2005, after enormous community demand, our City Council agreed to include a regulation-size sports field at the Santa Monica Civic Center as part of the Civic Center Specific Plan. This field is now in jeopardy as other projects at the site continue to move forward. The Civic Center space was evaluated for the past two years by the Civic Working Group, in a process that completely ignored the field, while other elements of the site are moving forward. We believe it is critical that the City Council publicly reaffirm and prioritize its support for a sports field at the Civic Center space at its February 9th meeting. Please take time to have a voice in this important issue. This is YOUR PUBLIC LAND. – We all are taxpayers and we OWN IT! – Please support a Sports Field at the Civic Center! -- email@example.com.
Without community action, we may lose this valuable open space. Here's how you can help:
(1) WRITE! - Send an email ASAP to the City Council:
Address it to firstname.lastname@example.org , send a copy to email@example.com and to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “02-09-16 Meeting – Agenda Item 8.A.” in the subject line.
Dear City Council Members:
I request that you reaffirm inclusion of a Sports Field at the Civic Center as was promised to the community and approved in the 2005 Civic Center Specific Plan, making it a “given” in any materials prepared by the City to attract potential financing partners for revitalizing the Civic Auditorium and surrounding site. Children and adults of Santa Monica deserve and need this open space now more than ever. Please honor your commitment and make this field a reality as soon as possible.
Thank you - [YOUR NAME/CITY YOU LIVE IN]
Conclude with the following: CITY CLERK – Please include this letter in the public record for the City Council meeting of February 9, 2016.
2) SHOW UP! - Come to the City Hall on Feb, 9th at 6:30 pm and show your support: City Hall is located at 1685 Main Street. Parking is free in the structure at 333 Civic Center Dr./ 4th Street or in the Civic Center lot if you bring your parking ticket and validate it on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
Your presence will demonstrate that the Santa Monica community is a force and we want this field! THANK YOU!
SAVE THE DATE: NOMA Meeting Thursday, March 3, 2016
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