I am against the commercial development of parks and green spaces. Taxpayers use those areas all year.
Mini golf and waterslides will sit empty for months with no revenue coming in. An inflatable waterslide can be put away for the winter — no revenue necessary. Mini golf can be put anywhere. Parking is a question. Will more green space go later for parking? The boathouse needs to be upgraded — not moved to an inconvenient location.
Taxpayers paid for city parks and green space. We all need free parks to play in. City Hall is giving them away with little chance of having the money to replace them.
Big question. If this development fails financially does City Hall have enough gravel to cover a waterslide? Will that be this council’s legacy?