Letters of Support

Where’s the Money for Maintenance or Staffing?

Dear City Council The District 1 Leadership Group is requesting a deferral vote on the future plans of the Phase 2 park upgrade at 3257 Payne Avenue. Our letter is attached. link I am very concerned when I see large amounts of money planned or appropriated for a capital improvement project but there is no money… Continue reading Where’s the Money for Maintenance or Staffing?

Letters of Support

D1LG Board Members – A $30M Community Center Doesn’t Make Sense in a Neighborhood Park

The D1 Leadership Group respectfully asks the Council to defer and reexamine the proposed Park Master Plan at 3257 Payne Avenue. There are many valid points made by community members as to why this plan should be deferred and reexamined and we request that you carefully consider those recommendations.  This letter will focus on one… Continue reading D1LG Board Members – A $30M Community Center Doesn’t Make Sense in a Neighborhood Park

Letters of Support

An Affront to the Community that Built the Playground

In 2013 the community around Eden and Payne, desperate for a safe play space for the neighborhood children convinced Pueblo De Dios Church to allocate space for a playground that the neighborhood would build and maintain. Once they had the rights to build the playground the neighborhood was able to enlist the Sharks Foundation to… Continue reading An Affront to the Community that Built the Playground

Letters of Support

Please Reject – There Are More Realistic Possibilities

Written by Anonymous October 20, 2020 Mayor Sam Liccardo and City Council 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113 Dear Mayor Liccardo and City Council Members, I am writing regarding plans for the new park at 3257 Payne Avenue.  Please reject the plan that will be submitted by the Neighborhood Parks and Recreation… Continue reading Please Reject – There Are More Realistic Possibilities

Letters of Support

WNAC – Delay Vote – Reexamine the Plan with “Lighter, Quicker, cheaper” Approach

We ask that the Council DELAY a vote on PRNS’s plan for the park at 3257 Payne Avenue. We ask for this delay due to poor community communication on meetings (e.g., adjacent park neighbors never noticed), significant community disconnect on current design, important information brought out at the January 2020 to the Parks Dept wasn’t… Continue reading WNAC – Delay Vote – Reexamine the Plan with “Lighter, Quicker, cheaper” Approach

Letters of Support

Community Services are needed more than a Community Center

Greetings Vice Mayor,Please reject PRNS' plan for the park at 3257 Payne Avenue and ask them to reformulate it with a lighter, cheaper, and faster approach as originally advocated by the WNAC in its recommendation at the March 2017 Council meeting. Community Services versus a Promised Community Center The current plan is deficient in many… Continue reading Community Services are needed more than a Community Center

Letters of Support

1/3 of the Park is too much to dedicate to a Community Center

Honorable Vice Mayor Jones, I believe the current plan for the park at 3257 Payne Avenue is poorly designed and should be rejected.  Of particular concern is the dedication of a third of the park to a community center.  District 1 has less parkland per person than any other district in the City.  Parkland is… Continue reading 1/3 of the Park is too much to dedicate to a Community Center