Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Town Hall Meetings -- First One is Tonight...

The Citizens for Quality Parks and Trails (CQPT) urges citizens to give their opinions on the city budget by attending a town hall meeting, and/or participating in an online survey.

Town Hall meetings are scheduled for:
  • April 22 - Lincoln Southwest High School - 7001 S. 14th Street - Hosted by the Youth Advisory Board
  • April 24 - LPS Administration Building - 5901 "O" Street
  • April 29 - North Star High School - 5801 N. 33rd Street
  • May 6 - Lincoln High School - 2229 "J" Street
Doors open at 5:30pm. Meetings are held from 6-8pm.

You can also voice your opinion by taking the online survey on the Journal Star Website.

Lincoln's Parks & Rec budget has been eroding consistently, and if the present budget trend continues, according to the flier I'm holding in my hands, in the next five years, we're at risk of losing:
  • 1/2 of our youth programs
  • 1/2 of our city pools
  • 1/2 of our city recreation centers
That's a pretty significant sacrifice to our quality of life here in Lincoln, wouldn't you say? Won't you please consider attending one of the town hall meetings to voice your opinion, and let the city know that Parks and Recreation is important to you?

For more information, call (402) 730-0813

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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