One more thought about building more sports facilities in Tracy.
I spoke Wednesday to Pamela Sloan, Stockton's director of Parks and Recreation. She told me that Stockton is about eight months away from completing a $5.4 million soccer complex (eight fields, a concession stand and parking for 320 cars on 35 acres) But it's only costing the city $2.4 million.
Sloan told me that once the grant’s awarded, “you can be up and building within an 18-month or two-year period.”
Free money for a three year wait? Sounds better than waiting decades for developer deals with strings attached. I wonder if the city of Tracy ever looked into this option?
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