I'll get into this later but I think this letter to the editor from the News Times shares my displeasure with the Mayor and Common Council.
I am deeply concerned about the management of the parks in the city of Danbury. I need to know the rationale behind the latest set of plans being implemented in the city's public parks.
It appears to me that the specific sections of our parks (our pools) needed and used by the greatest number of people, mainly young children and their families, are systematically being eliminated.Why is the city wading pool adjacent to the handicapped accessible playground at Rogers Park being destroyed?
Why does our city need a Disney-like water park? Was the need for it seriously studied or is its value to the city just part of an excellent promotional plan by a company based on their anticipated profit? How is this new facility going to be staffed to make it family friendly?
How can you justify allowing Danbury Hospital to take the Lion's Club playground away and not replace the facilities, as I understood they had agreed to do?
Why do the children of this city have to watch their playgrounds being destroyed, especially at this time of year when they are most needed?
How do you justify having city employees get paid to destroy rather than improve the facilities they are responsible for?
Does the department have a master plan which covers the needs for Danbury over at least the next decade or two? Is the management staff trained and certified to carry out this plan?
Promises are only good if they are kept. At this time, I am dismayed at what I hear and see happening for the children of Danbury. I'm anticipating the answers to my questions in the very near future.
The answers you'll get will be more like excuses. It's a shame that in this heat wave, people don't have a place at Roger's park to cool off.