|$2.5Million spent on North Central, Zero on San Francisco Xavier|
San Francisco Xavier neighborhood could not get a park because the $215,000 which had been allocated for it had to be used for more basic things: in this case, sidewalks. The below agenda item appeared in last week's seedy council meeting and not surprisingly, no one was there to speak out.
6. Public hearing allowing interested persons to comment on the proposed amendment to the 2011 Consolidated One-Year Action Plan by canceling the San Francisco Javier Neighborhood Park Project totaling $215,000.00 in 36th Action Year (AY) 2010 funds, and reprogramming the $215,000.00 for the design and construction of sidewalks in District VIII.Meanwhile, in upscale North Central park, today's Laredo Morning Times features a picture of a smiling Charlie San Miguel (cm.dist6) at the ground-breaking of a $2.5 million park pool. Reportedly, this is part of the city's $68 Million dollar investment in its parks. All that money and they could not spend $215,000 for the San Francisco Xavier neighborhood park.