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Penny Lave May 30, 2012 at 06:07 AM
I don't think the school board members have ever been to Hillview during the day to see that the parking lots are full most days with users of Hillview. That site is the center of activity for all ages and is already impacted beyond its capacity
David May 30, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Yes, I too am concerned by the talk of using Hillview as if it would be no real problem to relocate everything there. It's not just the school board but apparently also the city council to a lesser extent. For example, the previous proposal to rebuild the whole site was very costly and the city council dropped it due to cost. Now they were saying if they could get a pool on a school site elsewhere that would be compensation for giving up Hillview.... non sequitur in that it doesn't look at the whole picture.
L.A. Chung (Editor) May 30, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Some of the parents who spoke last night in favor of using the Hillview site said their children attend programs at Hillview after school, seemed to believe that some co-usage could occur; but it's probably not clear to everyone what usage goes on at different times of the day. Recreation Director Bev Tucker wants Patch to take a tour.
Joan J. Strong May 30, 2012 at 04:24 PM
In concert with that, however, you should interview community members who are very smart (like Jennifer Carlstrom) and understand the plan for each of those components and where they can be moved. I bet we can come up with a great plan for all of them. We need to make it clear that there is absolutely NO talk of taking ANYTHING away from ANYBODY. Quite the contrary, this win/win deal will IMPROVE the services the city is already offering by giving them better locations for those services and money to improve them. Unlike a school, which must necessarily be contiguous and large, all of the services at Hillview can be spread out to smaller facilities which may arguably be BETTER locations than the they have now. This is a much more efficient use of taxpayer dollars and a solution for the crisis which has been visited upon us by Bullis Charter School.
David May 30, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Excellent idea on the picture tour of Hillview for Patch! Genius!

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