Park Advisory Board Agenda for July 20 Meeting

Holes were filled in the Rec Center parking lot, but the entire lot needs to be resurfaced.


The Palisades Park Advisory Board will hold its quarterly meeting on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the small gym at the Palisades Recreation Center 851.

All residents are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to make public comment on matters not on the agenda will receive two minutes. Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard when the agenda item is being considered.

In January, CTN asked for a status update on repaving the parking lot, which has not been redone since the 1950s. Then PAB said they would send a letter to the City requesting the entire lot be repaved and repaired. Hopefully, PAB will be able to update residents on that status, too.


Agenda Items:

Senior Facility Director Jasmine Dowlatshahi will report. There have been concerns raised over Sunday Park Activities. The RAP Board will consider if that poses a problem and consider solutions, including an additional staff member, with the attendant fee paid by the permittee.

Fireworks have become an ongoing problem and have public safety ramifications, such as a 14-year-old that had to have two surgeries at the Grossman Burn Center after an incident on June 16.  A possible discussion might include pole top cameras (a pilot program). Members may discuss fencing off park areas during times of closure, and a possible discussion of gates or fencing to close off the park to access afterhours.

Restrooms and the playground are not ADA-compliant. Community members in addition to board members, have begun to express their continued frustration with respect to this matter. PAB is demanding RAP either fund, make a plan to fund or allow partial private funding and construction of upgraded bathrooms to ADA compliance. Is there grant money or Quimby money for either project? Items for discussion will include: What kind of improvements does the community wish to see; how long is the community willing to wait; will the community do fundraising; and a timeline from the City.

Potrero Canyon follow up. Coastal access discussions and update from joint PAB/PPCC board members who recently had a meeting with CD11.

Status of slope repairs, including the new cracks along the path by the baseball fields will be discussed. Brush clearance will be updated (a walk through the park on July 16, seemed like it had been done).

Lights and noise mitigation developments, including tennis lights (not energy efficient and from the 1950s and 1960s. Tennis Courts 7-8 lights were installed in the 1970s) and Pickle Ball updates will be addressed.

The playground at the Palisades Recreation Center is not handicapped accessible. Currently there is no shade at the playground. One mature tree fell over and a second was planted, but growing slowly.

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