Protect Our Parks – Protect Park Impact Fees
Take 30 seconds to use the form below to tell the City Council: Protect our Parks! Protect Park Impact Fees!
Use the form below to send an automatic email to the San Jose City Council to remind them, as others were reminded during the pandemic, that parks are a basic need that promote physical and mental health. Tell them to protect our current and planned parks and park funding.
Protect our Parks by telling the San Jose City Council to Protect our Park Impact Fees, which provide funds for both existing and new parks. The City Council is holding a housing-related Study Session tomorrow, 10/26, at 130pm with public comment at the end. The city’s consultant has noted that the city could consider waiving or further reducing Park Impact Fees.
Housing and access to nature are essential needs. One should not suggest that we attempt to address one crisis by worsening another. Our community needs adequate housing. Our community also needs public parks and urban green space, which promote physical and mental health. Many parks still require repair and maintenance and staff are needed for either to occur. For example, Alum Rock Park is still undergoing repair. By ensuring parks are well-maintained and their staffing adequately funded, we create an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and unity in San Jose.
Both housing and parks needs should be addressed. Park impact fees, in particular, should be protected and eventually increased.
Please take 30 seconds to tell the City Council that residents need both the housing and parks situations resolved. Both housing and parks should be facilitated. Park impact fees should be protected and eventually increased.
TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL TO THE CITY COUNCIL
Subject line: [your-name] [your-zip] – 10/26/23 Study Session – Protect Our Parks, Park Impact Fees
Dear City Council,
Protect our Parks. Protect our Park Impact Fees.
Thank you for attempting to address the housing crisis and for protecting Park Impact Fees. The city’s consultant has noted that the city could consider waiving or further reducing Park Impact Fees, which provide funds for new and existing parks. One should not suggest that we attempt to address one crisis by worsening another. Our community needs adequate housing. Our community also needs public parks and urban green space, which promote physical and mental health. For the benefit of residents, just like the housing needed.
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