|Portion of The Dan Paul Amendment - In Our County Home Rule Charter|
I believe they would be up to 40,000 SF, 2-story buildings. Are they kidding? The Dan Paul Amendment mentions 1,500 square foot buildings.
Our park space is at a premium. You have to think long term. Kids don't need another building to occupy. Kids are inside all day at school and then at home. They need open space to get outside. They need to run around in fresh air. This Y IDEA is a bad one. Let the Y build their facilities on excess land, like the $1 million piece they were going to give to the Nigerian Community Foundation. Or let some rich dude donate the land. Or here is an even more novel idea: Let the Y buy the land.
The Dan Paul Amendment was added to the charter to protect our parkland from just such an assault. Remember, the fee would be at the lowest, $50 a month for a family to join the Y. That is $600 a year. The use of park space would be virtually free for a family with maybe a $5 or $6 fee for parking. Have you been to a park lately? They are being used by families for parties, picnics, games, and fun. They don't need to be gummed up with a colossal building. Jack Karadys says this is done all over the country. Well they don't have the Dan Paul Amendment or a Home Rule Charter. Think to the future Jack, when everything is paved over. The Y is a discount health club, it is not free. Most families can't afford the fee.
|Kendall Indian Hammocks Park vs. Y Facility. Which do you want in your park?|
|Here is the same park view. In one I inserted a 40,000 square foot office building. NICE???|