Friday, December 7, 2007

Sporks park saga continued

In my Dec. 7 column, I related how Councilman Steve Abercrombie had already made up his mind regarding a vote on the Schulte Road Sports Park.

No mistake there.

But since the column ran, the councilman has evidently been deluged with phone calls by folks wondering why he's voting in favor of the plan. That part wasn't in the column, but evidently people drew their own conclusions from the following graphs:

The drive culminated with Councilwoman Suzanne Tucker’s Nov. 6 exhortation to move up the vote to the Dec. 4 meeting — those worried about the safety of the Schulte Road location had experts lined up to attend the Dec. 18 affair.

But it’s a moot point. Councilman Steve Abercrombie said Nov. 6 he already knows what his decision will be. Councilwoman Evelyn Tolbert agreed to move up the meeting to give the community “a resolution.” Tucker said the council has had enough community input: “We’ve heard enough from the community. … We want input from staff.”

To clarify, Abercrombie told me he plans to vote against the sports park in its current form. Want to know why? Check out the Dec. 14 Second Thoughts.

Oh, and Abercrombie also happens to be a really nice guy.

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